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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Murray's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $64,019 and $1,284,998. That averages to $674,508, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. Her average net worth decreased by 26.40% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007876&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Murray, (D-Washington), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Murray's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $64,019 and $1,284,998. That averages to $674,508, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. Her average net worth decreased by 26.40% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007876&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Murray, (D-Washington), 2011"]</ref>
  
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Murray's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $513,018 and $1,320,000. That averages to $916,509, which is lower than  the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007876&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Murray, (D-Wash), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Murray's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $513,018 and $1,320,000. That averages to $916,509, which is lower than  the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007876&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Murray, (D-Wash), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===

Revision as of 12:00, 20 August 2013

Patty Murray
Patty Murray.jpg
U.S. Senate, Washington
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBrockman Adams (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 11, 1950
Place of birthBothell, WA
Net worth$674,508
Websites
Office website
Patty Murray (b. October 11, 1954) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Washington. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992 and is currently serving her third term.[1]

Warner is set to run for re-election in Washington in November of 2016.[2]

Prior to her election in the Senate Murray served as Democratic Whip of The Washington State Senate from 1990-1992.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Murray is one of the most reliable Democratic votes, meaning she can be considered a safe vote for the Democratic Party in Congress.

Biography

Murray, née Johns, was born in 1950 in Bothell, WA. She graduated from Washington State University.[4]

Career

  • 1985-1989: Shoreline School District Board of Directors
  • 1988-1992: Washington State Senate
    • 1990-1992: Democratic whip
  • 1992-Present: U.S. Senate

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2013-2014

Murray is on the following committees[5]:

2011-2012

Murray is on the following committees[6]:

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Murray voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.[7]

Elections

Full history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Patty Murray won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Dino Rossi (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Washington General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Murray incumbent 52.4% 1,314,930
     Republican Dino Rossi 47.6% 1,196,164
Total Votes 2,511,094

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Murray is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Murray raised a total of $30,147,102 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 25, 2013.[12]

Patty Murray's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 U.S. Senate (Washington) Won $17,124,667
2004 U.S. Senate (Washington) Won $13,022,435
Grand Total Raised $30,147,102

2010

Breakdown of the source of Murray's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Murray won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Murray's campaign committee raised a total of $17,124,667 and spent $17,279,813.[13]

U.S. Senate, Washington, 2010 - Patty Murray Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $17,124,667
Total Spent $17,279,813
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $9,643,935
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $9,419,611
Top contributors to Patty Murray's campaign committee
Microsoft Corp$203,625
EMILY's List$202,656
University of Washington$110,164
Boeing Co$108,410
Weyerhaeuser Co$53,699
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$859,652
Retired$832,368
Lobbyists$712,367
Computers/Internet$460,689
Women's Issues$459,223

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Murray is a "far-left Democrat" as of August 1, 2013.[14]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[15]

Murray most often votes with:

Murray least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Murray missed 144 of 6,813 roll call votes from February 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.1%, which is worse than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.[16]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Murray paid her congressional staff a total of $2,633,861 in 2011. She ranks 22nd on the list of the lowest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranks 59th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Washington ranks 25th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[17]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Murray's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $64,019 and $1,284,998. That averages to $674,508, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. Her average net worth decreased by 26.40% from 2010.[18]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Murray's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $513,018 and $1,320,000. That averages to $916,509, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.[19]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Murray ranked 5th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[20]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Murray was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 22nd in the liberal rankings.[21]

Voting with party

2013

Warner voted with the Democratic Party 97.0% of the time, which ranked 9 among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of July 2013.[22]

Recent news

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Personal

Murray is married to Rob Murray. They have two children and one grandchild.[4]

External links


References

  1. The New York Times "The 1992 Election: Congress," Accessed August 1, 2013
  2. ‘’U.S. Senate Website’’ “Senators Up for Reelection in 2016”
  3. ‘’Votesmart’’ “Patty Murray Biography,” Accessed August 1, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Official Senate website "Biography," Accessed October 13, 2011
  5. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 18, 2013
  6. Official Senate website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 13, 2011
  7. U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "Donor history for Patty Murray" Accessed April 25, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Patty Murray 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 26, 2011
  14. Gov Track "Patty Murray," Accessed August 1, 2013
  15. OpenCongress, "Rep. Patty Murray," Accessed August 2, 2013
  16. GovTrack, "Patty Murray," Accessed April 11, 2013
  17. LegiStorm "Patty Murray"
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "Murray, (D-Washington), 2011"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Murray, (D-Wash), 2010"
  20. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014


Political offices
Preceded by
Brock Adams
U.S. Senate - Washington
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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