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  |First elected = November 2006
 
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  |High school = St. Viator High School
 
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  |Bachelor's =University of Iowa
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Murphy''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Matt Murphy''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing [[Illinois State Senate District 27|District 27]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
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==Biography==
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Murphy attended the University of Iowa and graduated from John Marshall Law School with a Juris Doctor.  Murphy is an attorney with Brian J. McManus & Associates.<ref>[http://www.senatormattmurphy.com/About/Biography.aspx#sthash.sCSZNg8f.dpuf ''Senator Matt Murphy,'' "About Senator Murphy," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref><ref name=PVS>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/56514/matt-murphy#.UwYsh0JdU78 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Matt Murphy's Biography," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:  
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?MemberID=1934 ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "Senator Matt Murphy," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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* Subcommittee on State Government Operations
 
* Subcommittee on State Government Operations
 
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp ''Illinois General Assembly,'' "List of Illinois Senate Committees," July 28, 2009]</ref>
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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“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.
 
“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.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/5918/senators-unhappy-with-proposed-budget-2/ "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 3, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/5918/senators-unhappy-with-proposed-budget-2/ ''Illinois Statehouse News'', "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," May 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{IL SD27 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Murphy won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Murphy won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|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.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
{{Election box 2012
 
{{Election box 2012
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===2008===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''Illinois Senate election results for 2008'']</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IL&y=2008 ''followthemoney.org,'' "Illinois Senate election results for 2008," accessed February 20, 2014]</ref>
  
  
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Murphy
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|Full name = Matt Murphy
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|year = 2006
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|Editdate = July 17, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=7767 ''followthemoney.org'', "Murphy, Matt," accessed July 17, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 397834
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 27]]
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|totalraised2010 = 1273335
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|result2010 = Lost
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|office2010 = [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Illinois Lt. Governor]] / [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 27]]*
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|totalraised2008 = 695474
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 27]]
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|totalraised2006 = 336170
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 27]]
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|Note = *''In 2010, Murphy raised $1,186,812 for the Lt. Governor's seat, which he lost, and $86,523 for his Senate seat, which was not up for election.''
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}}
  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Murphy
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|full Name = Matt Murphy
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142864
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 397,834
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|org1 = Illinois Republican Party
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|org2 = Otto Engineering
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|org3 = Stand For Children
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|org4 = The Duchossios Group Inc
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|org5 = Altria
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|orgamount1 = 62949
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 7000
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|}}
  
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===2010===
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====Lt. Governor====
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Murphy
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|full Name = Matt Murphy
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116958
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|office= Illinois Lt. Governor
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|new = lost
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 1,186,812
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|org1 = Mckenna for Illinois
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|org2 = Uihlein, Richard E
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|org3 = Glascott Associates
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|org4 = Mckenna, Mary Nash
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|org5 = Citizens For Matt Murphy
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|orgamount1 = 782621
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|orgamount2 = 50000
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|orgamount3 = 47500
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|orgamount4 = 45500
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|orgamount5 = 27850
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|}}
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====State Senate====
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Murphy
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|full Name = Matt Murphy
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117073
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 86,523
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|org1 = Murphy for Governor
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|org2 = At&T
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|org3 = Comcast
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|org4 = Nicor Gas
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|org5 = Altria
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|orgamount1 = 7054
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|orgamount2 = 5913
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|orgamount3 = 4000
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|orgamount4 = 3500
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|orgamount5 = 3500
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
===2012===
 
{{State leg donor}}
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Murphy collected $695,474 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98777|2008 Murphy Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Murphy  
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|full Name = Matt Murphy
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98777
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 695,474
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|org1 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte of Illinois
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|org2 = Illinois Republican Party
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|org3 = Illinois Healthcare Association
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|org4 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org5 = Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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|orgamount1 = 211579
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|orgamount2 = 139589
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|orgamount3 = 44041
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|orgamount4 = 43239
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|orgamount5 = 10250
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2006
{{legislative donor box}}
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|name = Murphy
|-
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|full Name = Matt Murphy
| Republican State Senate Campaign CMTE of Illinois
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79828
| align="right" | $211,579
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|office= Illinois State Senate
|-
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|new = yes
| Illinois Republican Party
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|party = Republican
| align="right" | $139,589
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|total raised = 336,170
|-
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|org1 = Illinois Republican Party
| Illinois Health Care Association
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|org2 = Republican State Senate Campaign Cmte
| align="right" | $44,041
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|org3 = Murphy, Matt & Julie
|-
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|org4 = Family Taxpayers Network
| Illinois Realtors Association
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|org5 = Mintueman Press
| align="right" | $43,239
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|orgamount1 = 82860
|-
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|orgamount2 = 32544
| Illinois Chamber of Commerce
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|orgamount3 = 19750
| align="right" | $10,250
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|orgamount4 = 16500
|-
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|orgamount5 = 6500
| Bruce Vincent Rauner
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|}}
| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Operating Engineers Local 150
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| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Illinois State Medical Society
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| align="right" | $9,000
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|-
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| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $9,000
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|-
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| United Republican Fund of Illinois
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| align="right" | $8,000
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|-
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| Citizens for Frank Watson
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Citizens for Peterson
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| align="right" | $6,000
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|-
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| Illinois Manufacturers Association
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| align="right" | $5,750
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|-
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| Luke Praxmarer
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| align="right" | $5,508
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|-
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| Comcast
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| align="right" | $5,500
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|-
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| Rita Canning
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Civil Justice League
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Caterpillar
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| align="right" | $5,000
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|-
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| Illinois Construction Industry CMTE
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| align="right" | $4,500
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|-
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| Illinois State Dental Society
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| align="right" | $3,500
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|}
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
===Illinois Opportunity Project===
 
::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
 
::''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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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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."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ ''Illinois Opportunity Project,'' "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
 
====2012====
 
====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.<ref name="IOP"/>
 
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.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Matt and his wife, Julie, have three children.
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Matt and his wife, Julie, have three children.<ref name=PVS/>
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==Additional reading==
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*[http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/politics/government/matt-murphy-PEPLT00008161.topic ''Chicago Tribune: Matt Murphy'']
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Matt + Murphy + Illinois + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Matt + Murphy + Illinois + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Illinois State Senate]]
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*[[Illinois State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Illinois State Legislature]]
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*[[Illinois state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.ilsenategop.com/mem-murphy.aspx Profile] at Illinois Senate Republicans
 
*[http://www.ilsenategop.com/mem-murphy.aspx Profile] at Illinois Senate Republicans
 
*[http://www.senatormattmurphy.com/ Matt Murphy's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.senatormattmurphy.com/ Matt Murphy's campaign website]
{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 56514 | c-span = | followthemoney = 7767 | fb = senmattmurphy | twitter = SenMattMurphy | wikipedia = Matt_Murphy_(Illinois_politician) }}
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*[http://openstates.org/il/legislators/ILL000043/matt-murphy/ Profile from Open States]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 56514 | c-span = | followthemoney = | fb = senmattmurphy | twitter = SenMattMurphy | wikipedia = Matt_Murphy_(Illinois_politician) }}
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*Campaign contributions via [http://www.followthemoney.org/ Follow the Money]: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142864 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116958 2010 Lt. Governor], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117073 2010 Senate], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98777 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79828 2006]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
 
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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$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSt. Viator High School
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, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Murphy attended the University of Iowa and graduated from John Marshall Law School with a Juris Doctor. Murphy is an attorney with Brian J. McManus & Associates.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Murphy served on the following committees:[3]

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

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:[4]

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.[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Matt Murphy ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[6][7][8]

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.[9][10][11]

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.[12]


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

Comprehensive donor information for Murphy is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Murphy raised a total of $2,702,813 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[13]

Matt Murphy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 27 Won $397,834
2010 Illinois Lt. Governor / Illinois State Senate, District 27* Defeated $1,273,335
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 27 Won $695,474
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 27 Won $336,170
Grand Total Raised $2,702,813
*In 2010, Murphy raised $1,186,812 for the Lt. Governor's seat, which he lost, and $86,523 for his Senate seat, which was not up for election.

2012

Murphy won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $397,834.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Murphy's campaign in 2012
Illinois Republican Party$62,949
Otto Engineering$10,000
Stand For Children$10,000
The Duchossios Group Inc$10,000
Altria$7,000
Total Raised in 2012$397,834
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lt. Governor

Murphy lost the election for the Illinois Lt. Governor in 2010. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $1,186,812.

State Senate

Murphy was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $86,523.

2008

Murphy won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $695,474.

2006

Murphy won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Murphy raised a total of $336,170.

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."[14][15]

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.[15]

Personal

Matt and his wife, Julie, have three children.[2]

Additional reading

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Matt + Murphy + Illinois + Legislature

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

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See also

External links

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