Robert Murray

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Robert Murray
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 19
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.Stanford University Law School
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Personal
Place of birthRockville Centre, NY
ReligionCatholic
Robert Murray is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of California.[1]

Murray sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of California in 2012. He lost in the general election.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Murray's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Economy and Jobs
Excerpt: "Government does not create jobs. The American people create jobs. When supported with a balanced budget, smaller government, and much needed tax reform (corporate and capital gains), the power of the American entrepreneur is released allowing the market to do what it does best – create jobs and grow the economy."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "Your family lives within a budget – the government should live within one too. At the pace the Country is borrowing, interest payments alone will be $1 billion per day within two years, and $2 billion per day within 10 years. That is unsustainable!"
  • Taxes and Spending
Excerpt: "Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem – it has a spending problem. At a time of severe economic downturn, job losses and high unemployment, high gas and food prices and government spending at record levels, the last thing that Americans need is more and increased taxes."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I am a product of public schools. My mother, sister and mother-in-law are all public school teachers. My children attend public schools. I am a firm believer that the continued growth of American jobs and prosperity, particularly in a knowledge-based, inter-connected, globally competitive world will be determined by the education our children receive."
  • Repeal
Excerpt: "ObamaCare must be repealed. The way to provide affordable access to the best health care system in the world is by providing targeted, market-driven, patient-centered solutions."

Elections

2014

See also: California's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Murray is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 19th District. He and incumbent Zoe Lofgren (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, unopposed.[4] They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

Murray ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 19th District. He and district 16 incumbent Zoe Lofgren (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Phat Nguyen (R) and Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Lofgren won.[2][5][6]

U.S. House, California District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren Incumbent 73.2% 162,300
     Republican Robert Murray 26.8% 59,313
Total Votes 221,613
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 19 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngZoe Lofgren (D) Incumbent 65.2% 60,726
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Murray (R) 23% 21,421
Phat Nguyen (R) 7.7% 7,192
Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera (NPP) 4.1% 3,829
Total Votes 93,168

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Murray's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Personal

Murray is married and has three children.[7]

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