Thomas Murry

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Thomas Murry
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 41
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
J.D.Campbell University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney, pharmacist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Murry is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Murry earned his J.D. from Campbell University. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and a pharmacist. Murry also leads a non-profit organization dedicated to patient safety. He was a member of the Morrisville Town Council from 2005 to 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development, Chair
Elections
Health and Human Services
Insurance

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Education

  • Excerpt: "Tom understands the need to ensure that our students are learning in ways that provide them the skills they need to succeed in today’s global economy."

Jobs & The Economy

  • Excerpt: "His top priority is growing our economy, and creating an environment so businesses can create more jobs."

Healthcare And The Impact Of The Affordable Care Act

  • Excerpt: "Tom will work hard to learn the full impacts on our state and our citizens."

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "Since Tom has served in the legislature, he has worked tirelessly to reduce the wasteful spending under previous legislatures, paying the way for a leaner and more efficient government."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Thomas Murry was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Gale Adcock was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Adcock and Murry will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murry ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Jim Messina (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Murry Incumbent 51.8% 21,639
     Democratic Jim Messina 48.2% 20,150
Total Votes 41,789

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Murry won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. Murry defeated Tod Batchelor and David Sloane in the May 4 Republican primary. Murry's opponent in the November 2 general election is incumbent Chris Heagarty (D).[6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 41 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Murry (R) 19,736 53.65%
Chris Heagarty (D) 17,052 46.35%
North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 41, 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Murry (R) 2,070
Todd Batchelor (R) 1,941
David Sloane 152

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murry is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Murry raised a total of $811,065 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Thomas Murry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 41 Won $522,518
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 41 Won $288,547
Grand Total Raised $811,065

2012

Murry won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murry raised a total of $522,518.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Murry's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$199,056
Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina$8,000
Alliance for Access to Dental Care$8,000
North Carolina Association of Realtors$8,000
American Anesthesiology of North Carolina$6,000
Total Raised in 2012$522,518
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Murry and his wife, Tamara, have two children. They currently reside in Morrisville, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chris Heagarty
North Carolina House - District 41
2011–present
Succeeded by
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