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Edwin Murray
Edwin Murray.jpg
Louisiana State Senate District 4
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 10
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $149/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
Bachelor'sLoyola University, 1982
J.D.Loyola University School of Law, 1985
Date of birthAugust 6, 1960
Office website
Edwin R. Murray (b. August 6, 1960) is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing District 4.


Murray earned his BA in Political Science from Loyola University in 1982. He went on to receive his JD from Loyola University School of Law in 1985.

Professional experience

Murray was a Summer Youth Employment Program Coordinator from 1982 to 1985. He is currently Partner of Murray, Darnell and Associates Limited Liability Company.

Political experience

Murray served in the Louisiana State House from 1991 to 2004. He then joined the Louisiana State Senate in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 4th district.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Murray served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Murray served on the following committees:


In the 2008-2009 legislative session, Murray served on the following committees:


Murray is single.



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Murray ran for re-election in 2011. He ran unopposed in the October 22 primary. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. However, if no candidate reaches this threshold, then a general election will take place on November 19, 2011 between the top-two vote getters.[1]


In 2007 Murray was elected to the Louisiana State Senate District 4. Murray (D) finished with 10,342 votes and was followed by Thomas Kennedy (R) with 3,975 votes and Clayton Joffrion with 897 votes.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edwin Murray (D) 10,342
Thomas Kennedy (R) 3,975
Clayton Joffrion 897

Campaign donors


In 2011, Murray received $86,322 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edwin Murray's campaign in 2011
Associated Branch Pilots$2,500
New Orleans Hospitality Coalition PAC$2,500
Cossich Sumich Parsiola & Taylor$2,500
Delta Music Group Inc$2,500
LSM Gaming Inc$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $86,322


In 2007, a year in which Murray was up for election, he collected $188,444 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign Committee of Louisiana $9,000
Filmore Parc Apartments LLC $5,000
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $4,500
Louisiana Medical Association $4,000
Louisiana Realtors Association $2,500

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