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Matt Murphy
Matt Murphy.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Minority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
J.D.John Marshall Law School
Personal
BirthdayMarch 11, 1970
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Matt Murphy is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. Murphy was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2013.

He is currently one of three State Senators, among other candidates, running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations I, Minority Spokesperson
Appropriations II
Committee of the Whole

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on State Government Operations


2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Budget, 2011

Both Republican and Democrat Senators were concerned that they didn't have enough time to before voting up or down the $1.2 billion in cuts to Gov. Pat Quinn’s introduced $35.4 billion budget.

As the Senate President, Sen. John Cullerton sought this vote in a time crunch that made many senators uncomfortable.

“When we make these cuts they are real, and they affect real people,” Sen. Mike Jacobs said. “So we do have to be careful and I do agree with my colleague Senator (William) Delgado that we should go through this list slowly, completely and without an eye on which constituent gets help and what constituent gets hurt, but based on numbers.”

Sen. Matt Murphy said he too was concerned about the small time frame and reiterated his concern that reductions in spending as introduced don’t go far enough.

“I don’t know that that gets us to a point where the tax increase goes away. I think the numbers, the way they run out, will not allow the tax increase to go away if we’re only at 1.2 (billion dollars),” Murphy said.

The state increased the personal and corporate income taxes earlier this year by 67 percent and 45.9 percent, respectively. The tax increases will expire in four years unless the General Assembly votes to extend them.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Murphy won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 27. Murphy was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20 and defeated David R. Page (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Murphy Incumbent 60.6% 57,447
     Democratic David R. Page 39.4% 37,323
Total Votes 94,770

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Matt Murphy won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 27 receiving 52,202 votes, ahead of Democrat Peter Gutzmer who received 37,220 votes.[6]


Illinois State Senate, District 27 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Matt Murphy (R) 52,202
Peter Gutzmer (D) 37,220



Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Murphy collected $695,474 in donations.[7]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Republican State Senate Campaign CMTE of Illinois $211,579
Illinois Republican Party $139,589
Illinois Health Care Association $44,041
Illinois Realtors Association $43,239
Illinois Chamber of Commerce $10,250
Bruce Vincent Rauner $10,000
Operating Engineers Local 150 $10,000
Illinois State Medical Society $9,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $9,000
United Republican Fund of Illinois $8,000
Citizens for Frank Watson $6,000
Citizens for Peterson $6,000
Illinois Manufacturers Association $5,750
Luke Praxmarer $5,508
Comcast $5,500
Rita Canning $5,000
Illinois Civil Justice League $5,000
Caterpillar $5,000
Illinois Construction Industry CMTE $4,500
Illinois State Dental Society $3,500

District 27

Murphy represents Illinois Senate District 27. District 27 includes the Northeast Chicago suburbs of Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, and Palatine[8].

Personal

Matt is married to Julie Murphy. They have three children and reside in Palatine, Illinois.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[9][10]

2012

Murphy received a score of 100.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of A+ according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[10]

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