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Patrick Murphy (Iowa)

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Patrick Murphy
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa, District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 99
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
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 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoras College, 1980
Personal
BirthdayAugust 24, 1959
Place of birthDubuque, IA
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Patrick Murphy (b. August 24, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 99 since 2013. He previously represented District 28 from 1989 to 2013 and served as Speaker of the House and was Minority Leader from 2003-2007.

Murphy is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the open United States House of Representatives seat in Iowa’s 1st District.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Government Oversight
Human Resources
Labor
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2014

On February 13, 2013, Murphy became the first Democrat to enter the 2014 race for U.S. House in the 1st congressional district of Iowa. Incumbent Rep. Bruce Braley plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2014, which leaves the 1st district seat open.[1]

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Murphy ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 99. Murphy ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Paul Kern (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Murphy Incumbent 59.7% 10,098
     Republican Paul Kern 40.3% 6,822
Total Votes 16,920

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.[5]

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). [6] Murphy raised $590,368 for his campaign, while White raised $2,978. [7]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Murphy collected $434,155 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[8]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Murphy (Iowa)'s campaign in 2010
Peninsula Gaming$20,000
Iowa Credit Union League$19,500
Medved, Patrick J$13,000
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$10,500
Iowa Health Care Association$10,500
Total Raised in 2010 $434,155

2008

In 2008 Murphy collected $590,368 in donations.[9]

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
Mary Ann Hanusa (R)
Iowa House District 99
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 28
1989–2013
Succeeded by
Greg Heartsill (R)