Kevin Murray (politician)

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Kevin G. Murray (born 1960) is a lawyer and a former American politician.[1] He was the first California Assemblyman to serve alongside his father.[1]

Education[edit]

Murray attended California State University, Northridge, earning a BSBA. Murray earned a MBA from Loyola Marymount University in 1983, and a JD from Loyola Law School in 1987.[2]

Law career[edit]

Prior to his election to the assembly, Murray practiced law in the areas of entertainment, real estate, insurance, and dependency. He also provided consulting and management services to artists in the entertainment industry.

California State Assembly[edit]

Murray was an assemblyman in the California State Assembly from 1994 to 1998. He represented the 47th district, which covers an area of Los Angeles. Murray was a Democrat, and he served as Chair of the Transportation Committee.[1]

California State Senate[edit]

Murray was a senator in the California State Senate, representing the 26th district based in Culver City, California. He was also chair of the Appropriations Committee, the Transportation Committee, the Democratic Caucus, and the California Legislative Black Caucus. Murray also served on the California Film Commission. He retired due to term limits in 2006.[1]

In the early 2000s, Senator Murray was vigorous in his advocacy on behalf of creative workers in the entertainment industry. He convened hearings in 2001 and 2002 on contracting and accounting practices in the recording industry and sponsored two bills aimed to improve the legal standing of recording artists with respect to the duration of their contracts and their ability to conduct royalty audits of their record companies. These measures were strongly opposed by the RIAA; the contract oriented bill (SB 1246, which would have amended the CA Labor Code) failed to pass, but the audit bill (SB 1034) was passed. [citations forthcoming]

Premier Power Renewable Energy[edit]

On December 4, 2008, Premier Power Renewable Energy announced that Kevin Murray has been elected to Premier Power’s board of directors.[3]

References[edit]

California Assembly
Preceded by
Gwen Moore
California State Assembly, 47th District
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Herb Wesson
California Senate
Preceded by
Diane Watson
California State Senator
26th District
1998–2006
Succeeded by
Mark Ridley-Thomas