Patrick Murphy (Iowa)

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Patrick Murphy
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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Iowa State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Minority Leader, Iowa State House of Representatives
2003-2007
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoras College, 1980
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1959
Place of birthDubuque, IA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Patrick Murphy (b. August 24, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 28th District since 1989. He has served as Speaker of the House and was Minority Leader from 2003-2007.

Murphy worked for Hillcrest Family Services in 1991, was a Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Cycare Systems Inc from 1988-1990, Quality Assurance Analyst/Document Specialist with Mercy Health Center from 1975-1988, and was an Instructor at Northeast Iowa Community College.

He is a member of the Birth Defects Advisory Committee, Boy Club Boosters, Community Advisor with the Dubuque Area Labor/Management Council, Mental Health Association Board, and Saint Joseph's Church.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Murphy has been appointed to the following committees:

2009-2010

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

  • Administration and Rules
  • Legislative Council (Vice Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Service (Chair)
  • Subcommittee on Studies (Chair)

Elections

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Murphy won re-election to the 28th District seat against Paul Kern (R). Murphy had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy (D) 5,188
Paul Kern (R) 4,825

2008

On November 4, 2008, Murphy was re-elected to the 28th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Darren D. White (R). [3] Murphy raised $590,368 for his campaign, while White raised $2,978. [4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy (D) 9,518
Darren D. White (R) 4,227

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Murphy collected $590,368 in donations.[5]

His four largest donors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa State Education Association $95,755
Service Employees Local 199 $25,000
Peninsula Gaming $23,352
Iowa Credit Union League $20,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
1989–present
Succeeded by
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