Jason Murphey

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Jason Murphey
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Jason Murphey
Oklahoma State Representative
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Dale Depue
Constituency 31st House District
Personal details
Born (1977-05-01) 1 May 1977 (age 37)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Raleah
Children Jarod, Jarel
Residence Guthrie, Oklahoma
Alma mater Charter Oak State College
Religion Protestant
Website Official Web site

Jason Murphey (born May 1, 1977) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He represents District 31 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which comprises portions of Logan and Oklahoma counties and includes Edmond, Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma, Meridian, Oklahoma, Mulhall, Oklahoma, Marshall, Oklahoma, Cashion, Oklahoma, Orlando, Oklahoma, and Crescent, Oklahoma.[1] Murphey currently serves as the chair of the Government Modernization Committee.

Murphey's legislative successes include term limits on statewide elected officials and the centralization of information technology systems in Oklahoma state government. He is the author of failed attempts to lower legislative pay, create a no gift list for lobbyists, and remove an exemption for the Oklahoma Legislature regarding the state's open records and open meeting laws.

Elected in 2006, Murphey will be term limited in 2018.[2]

Private sector career[edit]

Murphey is the owner of Webteks Content Management Solutions, a custom software development company.[3]

Political career[edit]

In 2006, Jason Murphey was the only Oklahoma Republican candidate to defeat a Republican incumbent in the 2006 party primary,[4] despite being outspent.[5]

During his first year in office, he authored legislation to lower legislative pay from $38,400 to $29,908.[6][7]

In 2008, Murphey engaged a "down ballot campaign" supporting area Republican candidates. Murphey used his campaign to launch a voter registration drive targeted at "hastening" the Republican tide in an already heavy partisan district. As a result of the campaign, local-level Logan County Republican candidates won all races taking 6 of the 8 county level seats (a majority for the first time in recent history) including all County Commission seats. Murphey's 12,978 votes represented more votes than any other candidate for the House District 31 seat received in the history of the district.[8]

Preceding the 2009 legislative session, Murphey was named as the chair of the House Government Modernization committee [9]

As chair, Murphy was the House author of Senator Glen Coffee's attempt to centralize the state's IT systems and the Oklahoma Government 2.0 initiative, which resulted in the creation of data.ok.gov.

Murphey's 2010 campaign culminated in a record setting election day. Not having received a Democrat opponent, Murphey won re-election with more votes than any other Oklahoma State House Republican candidate on that day. Murphey's vote total was also the biggest vote tally for a Republican primary candidate in the history of House District 31 and the second highest percentage. Murphey won every precinct which was the first time this has happened in a House District 31 Republican primary since at least the early 70s. Murphey's vote total record should stand for many years as the district will become much smaller as part of the constitutionally mandated 2011 re-districting process.[10]

Murphey repeated a record setting election performance on June 24th, 2014. For a second time in a row, Murphey won re-election by capturing more votes than any other Oklahoma House Republican on the ballot that day. He scored the most votes of any State House candidate (3,623) and secured the highest percentage (82.9%).[11]

Lobbyist Reform[edit]

Murphey has been an outspoken critic of the influence of lobbyists over state politicians. He has pledged to refuse personal gifts and campaign contributions from lobbyists and the groups that employ them. He proposed legislation creating a "no gift" list that legislators can use to refuse lobbyist gifts.[12] The proposal is being considered by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.[13]

Term Limits[edit]

Murphey authored a bill to let the people vote on establishing term limits on all statewide elected officials.[14] The proposal was approved by the voters in November 2010.[15]

Openness[edit]

Murphey authored legislation to remove an exemption for the Oklahoma Legislature in the state's open meeting and open records laws.[16] As of 2013, his attempts have been unsuccessful.

Election History[edit]

June 24, 2014, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 3,623 82.9%
  Andrew Muchmore Republican Party 626 17.1%
Source: [1]
July 27, 2010, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 3,981 74.92%
  AJ Jones Republican Party 1,333 25.08%
Source: [2]
November 4, 2008, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 12,978 69.54%
  Jennifer Sherrill Democratic Party 5,684 30.46%
Source: [3]
November 7, 2006, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 6,544 57.11%
  Thomas R. Cook Democratic Party 4,914 42.89%
Source: [4]
August 22, 2006, Runoff election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 2,012 53.54%
  Dale Depue Republican Party 1,746 46.46%
Source: [5]
July 25, 2006, Primary election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 1,792 49.53%
  Dale Depue Republican Party 1,671 46.19%
  Wayne M. Hlincky Republican Party 155 4.28%
Source: [6]
August 24, 2004, Runoff election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 1,805 46.69%
  Dale Depue Republican Party 2,061 53.31%
Source: [7]
July 27, 2004, Primary election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 31
Candidates Party Votes %
  Jason W. Murphey Republican Party 1,928 44.51%
  WILLIAM W. WHEELER Republican Party 487 11.24%
  STEVEN FARLEY Republican Party 732 16.90%
  Dale Depue Republican Party 1,004 23.18%
  WAYNE M. HLINICKY Republican Party 92 2.12%
  Bill Stoval Republican Party 89 2.05%
Source: [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://okhouse.gov/Members/MemberListing.aspx
  2. ^ Representative Murphey, Jason District 31 - Republican, Oklahoma House of Representatives. (accessed July 9, 2013)
  3. ^ Webteks Content Management Solutions (accessed April 15, 2013)
  4. ^ Primary Election Results for 2006 (accessed April 13, 2013)
  5. ^ Martin, Justin. "Campaign funds flow to incumbent's reports show," Edmond Sun, July 24, 2006. (accessed April 13, 2013)
  6. ^ http://newsok.com/lawmakers-wants-to-cut-lawmaker-pay/article/3004017 Lawmaker wants to cut lawmaker pay, Edmond Sun, January 25, 2007 (accessed April 13, 2013).
  7. ^ Mock, Jennifer. http://newsok.com/legislation-would-tie-lawmakers-salary-to-states-per-capita-income/article/3004188 Legislation would tie lawmakers' salary to states per capita, Edmond Sun, January 26, 2007 (accessed April 13, 2013).
  8. ^ http://www.ok.gov/elections/The_Archives/Election_Results/2008_Election_Results/Primary_Election_2008.html 2008 Primary Elections (accessed April 13, 2013)
  9. ^ "House Speaker announces new committee structure" http://opea.org/house-speaker-announces-new-committee-structure OPEA.org (accessed April 16, 2013)
  10. ^ http://www.ok.gov/elections/support/10pri.html 2010 Primary Election Results (accessed April 13, 2013)
  11. ^ http://www.ok.gov/elections/support/20140624_seb.html 2014 Primary Election Results (accessed August 6, 2014)
  12. ^ McNutt, Michael. http://newsok.com/rules-committee-to-hear-3-new-measures/article/3206981 Rules committee to hear 3 new measures, February 21, 2008 (accessed April 13, 2013)
  13. ^ http://krmg.com/localnews/2008/12/nogift-list-rule-gains-support.html No gift list rule gains support, December 2008
  14. ^ http://newsok.com/oklahoma-capitol-briefs-term-limit-proposal-heading-to-vote-in-oklahoma-senate/article/3361635 Oklahoma Capitol briefs term limit proposal heading to vote in Oklahoma Senate, April 15, 2009 (accessed April 13, 2013)
  15. ^ http://www.jasonmurphey.com (accessed April 13, 2013)
  16. ^ Dean, Bryan. Oklahoma legislators consider making themselves subject to openness laws, Oklahoman, March 11, 2012. (accessed April 16, 2013)

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