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Chris Murphy (South Carolina)

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Chris Murphy
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South Carolina House District 98
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sThe Citadel, 1990
J.D.Mississippi College, 1995
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Christopher J. "Chris" Murphy (b. May 31, 1968) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Murphy graduated with a B.A. from The Citadel in 1990. He earned his J.D. from Mississippi College in 1995.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Rebekah Patrick is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Chris Murphy will face Larry Hargett in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[2][3]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 98, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Murphy Incumbent 98.9% 10,233
     Other Write-Ins 1.1% 111
Total Votes 10,344

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives. He defeated Christine Jackson (D) in the November 2 general election.[4]

Murphy defeated Larry Hargett in the June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 98 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Chris Murphy (R) 8,318 62.96%
Christine Jackson (D) 4,877 36.92%
Write-In 16 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $85,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[5]

Chris Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 98 Won $15,726
2010 South Carolina State House, District 98 Won $69,725
Grand Total Raised $85,451

2012

Murphy won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $15,726.

2010

Murphy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $69,725.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Chris Murphy (South Carolina) endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Scorecards

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[7]

2012

Chris Murphy received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 66th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[8] His score was followed by representatives James Neal (20%), Andy Patrick (20%), and Michael Pitts (20%).[9]

Personal

Murphy is married to Maite. They have two children, Christopher A. and Jackson F.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Annette Young (R)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 98
2010–present
Succeeded by
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