Erin Murphy

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Erin Murphy
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Master'sCollege of Saint Catherine
Personal
BirthdayMarch 13, 1960
Place of birthColumbus, Wisconsin
ProfessionExecutive Director, Minnesota Nurses Association
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Erin Murphy (b. March 13, 1960) is a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 64A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In the 2013 session, she served as Majority Leader; she is a former Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Murphy earned her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, and M.A. in Organizational Leadership/Healthcare from the College of Saint Catherine. Her professional experience includes working as Executive Director of the Minnesota Nurses Association; Legislative Director to Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey III; Community Relations Director for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning; an Organizer/Lobbyist for the Minnesota Nurses Association; and an Operating Room Nurse at the University of Minnesota Hospital.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules and Legislative Administration, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 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 June 3, 2014. Incumbent Erin Murphy was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Andrew Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Murphy faces Brown in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 64A. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Andrew Ojeda (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErin Murphy Incumbent 79% 17,828
     Republican Andrew Ojeda 21% 4,737
Total Votes 22,565

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the District 64A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Zach Freitag (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erin Murphy (DFL) 12,223 78.57%
Zach Freitag (R) 3,300 21.21%
Write-In 34 0.22%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy won election to the District 64A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Meg Ferber. [7]

Murphy raised $42,322 for her campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Erin Murphy (DFL) 16,638 77.47%
Meg Ferber (R) 4,776 22.23%
Write-In 64 0.30%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $165,555 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[9]

Erin Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 64A Won $36,699
2010 Minnesota House, District 64A Won $35,903
2008 Minnesota House, District 64A Won $42,322
2006 Minnesota House, District 64A Won $50,631
Grand Total Raised $165,555

2012

Murphy won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $36,699.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erin Murphy's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$9,290
Minnesota Nurses Association$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Prairie Island Indian Community$500
Total Raised in 2012$36,699
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Murphy received $35,903 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erin Murphy's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$9,739
Minnesota Hospital Association$500
Minnesota Chapter Of The American Physical Therapy Association$500
Minnesota Medical Association$500
Minnesota Nurses Association$400
Total Raised in 2010 $35,903

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Erin Murphy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,474

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[11]

2013

Murphy received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 91st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2012

Murphy received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 118th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2011

Murphy received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 90th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [14]

Personal

Murphy is married with two children.[1]

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