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Tyler Murphy
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Candidate for
Kentucky House of Representatives District 98
High schoolRussell High School (2006)
Bachelor'sTransylvania University (2010)
ProfessionPublic school teacher
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Tyler Murphy was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 98 of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

This was Murphy's first time running for office. He graduated from Russell High School and earned his B.A. in Political Science and History from Transylvania University, graduating magna cum laude.[1]

Murphy is a public school teacher. He served as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Committee and as Chairman of the Greenup County Democratic Party, becoming the youngest party chair in the state.[1]

Murphy is affiliated with the Kentucky Education Association, Lions Club International, Boy Scouts of America, Greenup County Democratic Party, Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honorary Society and Phi Alpha Theta - History Honorary Society.[1]


Campaign themes

In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Murphy said, "I'm running for State Representative to deliver a fresh approach & new ideas to move our region forward and to provide leadership in Frankfort to:

  • 1. Heal the wounds of the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
  • 2. Create high-wage, high-skill, 21st century jobs in our region.
  • 3. Expand resources for quality public education.

Our communities have stood stagnant for too long and without the proper leadership in Frankfort, we will continue to fall further beyond. I'm offering the leadership to finally move us into the 21st century and make our communities successful once again."[1]



See also: Kentucky House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for Kentucky House of Representatives District 98. He lost to incumbent Tanya Pullin in the Democratic primary on May 22, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kentucky House of Representatives, District 98 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTanya Pullin Incumbent 74% 2,444
Tyler Murphy 26% 858
Total Votes 3,302

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