|Illinois State Senate District 27|
|January 2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Iowa|
|J.D.||John Marshall Law School|
|Birthday||March 11, 1970|
He is currently one of three State Senators, among other candidates, running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Illinois State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- Appropriations II Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate
- Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Subcommittee on State Government Operations
- Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Murphy served on these committees:
- Appropriations I
- Appropriations II
- Deficit Reduction Co-Chairman
- Pensions and Investments.
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.
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Murphy is running for re-election to the Illinois State Senate in District 27 in the 2012 election. Murphy was unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20. David R. Page (D) opposes him in the general election which takes place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois State Senate, District 27 (2008)|
|Matt Murphy (R)||52,202|
|Peter Gutzmer (D)||37,220|
In 2008, Murphy collected $695,474 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|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|
|Illinois Civil Justice League||$5,000|
|Illinois Construction Industry CMTE||$4,500|
|Illinois State Dental Society||$3,500|
Murphy represents Illinois Senate District 27. District 27 includes the Northeast Chicago suburbs of Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, and Palatine.
Matt is married to Julie Murphy. They have three children and reside in Palatine, Illinois.
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- Matt Murphy for Governor 2010
- Matt Murphy's personal website
- Biography from the Illinois General Assembly
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Matt Murphy on Facebook
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- "Senators unhappy with proposed budget," Illinois Statehouse News, May 3, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- Murphy Campaign Donors
- "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
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