Robert Murphy (Michigan)

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Michigan House of Representatives District 36
Robert Murphy (born 1957) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 36 of the Michigan House of Representatives. He has run for the same seat in every election year from 2004 on.


Murphy is a mediator specialist for the U.S. military.[1]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Robert Murphy was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Peter Lucido defeated Stan Grot in the Republican primary.[2][3]


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 36. He defeated Brian Senia in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Pete Lund (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Lund Incumbent 64.1% 26,870
     Democratic Robert Murphy 35.9% 15,024
Total Votes 41,894


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy was a Democratic candidate in the election for the District 36 House seat in 2010. He defeated James Winne in the August 3 Democratic primary. He was defeated by Peter Lund (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 36 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Lund (R) 25,523
Robert Murphy (D) 11,027


Murphy and his wife, Katherine, have three children.[1]



In 2014, Murphy's endorsements include:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[8]

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