Difference between revisions of "Harry A. Murphy"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "==Recent news==" to "{{School census}} ==Recent news==")
Line 69: Line 69:
As of March 12, 2014, Murphy has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Chesapeake Voter Registrar's Office.
Murphy has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections as of April 22, 2014.<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/candidatepac-info/reporting/ ''Virginia State Board of Elections,'' "Reporting," accessed April 22, 2014]</ref>

Revision as of 13:05, 22 April 2014

Harry A. Murphy
Harry A. Murphy.jpg
Board member, Chesapeake School Board, At-large
Term ends
May 2014
Years in position 17
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 4, 2010
First electedMay 1998
Next generalMay 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sU.S. Naval Academy
Master'sOld Dominion University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Ballotpedia's school board candidate survey
Harry A. Murphy is an at-large member of the Chesapeake School Board in Virginia. He was first elected to the board in 1998. Murphy is seeking re-election to one of five seats on the board against nine other candidates during the general election on May 6, 2014.


Murphy earned his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy. He later earned a M.S. in Education Administration from Old Dominion University. Murphy is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is currently the owner of A. Murphy Fence Company. Murphy serves on boards for the Governor's School of the Arts and the Military Child Education Coalition. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and one grandchild.[1]



See also: Chesapeake Public Schools elections (2014)


Harry A. Murphy is seeking re-election to an at-large seat against fellow incumbents Christie Craig and Michael J. Woods and seven challengers during the general election on May 10, 2014. Current board members Bonita Billingsley Harris and Ann R. Wiggins did not file for re-election by the March 4 deadline.


Murphy has not reported any contributions or expenditures to the Virginia State Board of Elections as of April 22, 2014.[2]


Murphy received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Chesapeake in March 2014.[3]


Chesapeake Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, May 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr. 13.7% 11,673
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael J. Woods 12.7% 10,798
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry A. Murphy 12.7% 10,771
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristie Craig 12.2% 10,383
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBonita Billingsley Harris 11.9% 10,101
     Nonpartisan Sheila G. Hill-Russ 11.3% 9,575
     Nonpartisan Colleen C. Leary 6.5% 5,525
     Nonpartisan Robert G. "Bob" Robinson 6.5% 5,507
     Nonpartisan Sam L. Boone, Jr. 5.5% 4,709
     Nonpartisan Victoria L. Proffitt 4.1% 3,495
     Nonpartisan Jack J. Bider 2.7% 2,314
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 105
Total Votes 84,956
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections, "May 4, 2010 City Elections Official Results," accessed March 12, 2014

About the district

See also: Chesapeake Public Schools, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Schools is located in Chesapeake, a city in southeastern Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesapeake is home to 228,417 residents.[4] Chesapeake Public Schools is the seventh-largest school district in Virginia, serving 39,748 students during the 2010-11 school year.[5]


Chesapeake underperformed in comparison to the rest of Virginia in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.4% of Chesapeake residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 34.7% for Virginia as a whole. The median household income in Chesapeake was $70,244 compared to $63,636 for the state of Virginia. The poverty rate in Chesapeake was 8.3% compared to 11.1% for the entire state.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Chesapeake (%) Virginia (%)
White 62.6 68.6
Black or African American 29.8 19.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.4
Asian 2.9 5.5
Two or More Races 3.0 2.9
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 7.9

Presidential votes, 2000-2012[6]
Year Democratic vote (%) Republican vote (%)
2012 49.8 48.8
2008 50.2 48.9
2004 42.3 57.1
2000 45.2 53.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Harry + Murphy + Chesapeake + Public + Schools"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Harry Murphy News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Suggest a link