Rich Murray

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Rich Murray
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMankato State University
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Date of birthJuly 21, 1957
ProfessionInvestment Advisor/Small Business Owner
Office website
Campaign website
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Rich Murray (b. July 21, 1957) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 27A from 2011 to 2013.

Murray is a business owner and investment advisor.

Murray graduated from Minnesota State University- Mankato with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He received his M.B.A from the University of St. Thomas.


Campaign themes

Murray's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Government Reform

  • Excerpt:"You work hard for your money and we need to be prudent about how we invest and spend that money and use those funds on programs that strengthen families, support our seniors, educate our children and prepare our kids for a strong future."

Jobs and Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"Government can’t create jobs, but government can create an environment for businesses to create jobs."

5 Star Education

  • Excerpt:"I pledge to help prepare our children (and grandchildren) to compete in today’s global economy by providing a challenging core curriculum, with an emphasis on early childhood education."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murray served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murray ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Shannon Savick (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 27A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Savick 47.7% 9,743
     Republican Rich Murray Incumbent 44.5% 9,090
     Independence William Wagner 7.7% 1,574
Total Votes 20,407


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Murray won election to the District 27A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated incumbent Robin Brown (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 27A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Robin Brown (DFL) 7,452 49.77%
Rich Murray (R) 7,509 50.15%
Write-In 13 0.09%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Murray raised $32,532 in contributions.[4]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,464
1St Congressional District RPM $2,600
Murray, Rich $1,053
Dorman Dan House Dist 27A Cmte $1,000
Freeborn County RPM $1,000


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[5]


Murray received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 56th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[6]


Murray received a score of 69% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 69th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [7]


Murray and his wife Sandy have four children.

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{{succession box | before = Robin Brown (DFL) | title = Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A | years = 2011–2013 | after = [[Shannon Savick] (DFL)}}