L. Dean Murray

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Dean Murray
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 3rd district
In office
February 9, 2010 – January 1, 2013
Preceded by Patricia Eddington
Succeeded by Edward J. Hennessey
Personal details
Born (1964-07-22) July 22, 1964 (age 50)[1][2]
Washington, D.C.[1]
Political party Republican
Residence East Patchogue, New York
Alma mater Broadcasting Institute of Maryland

L. Dean Murray (born July 22, 1964)[1][2] is an American politician. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 2010 to 2012, representing the assembly's third district, and was elected to return to the assembly for the same district in the 2014 general election. He is a Republican.

Education and career

Murray is a Maryland native[2] who graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. He started his career by spending ten years in the radio and television news industry, during which he covered the Pennsylvania State Capitol and served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Associated Press. He was later a regional sales manager and advertising sales representative for TCI Cable. Murray has the been the owner of Suffolk County-based D & S Advertising Inc. since 1997. In 2009, he sought office in Suffolk County's 7th Legislative District, running against incumbent Jack Eddington,[2] but was defeated.[3]

The following year, Eddington's wife Patricia stood down as the representative of the 3rd district after her election as Town Clerk of Brookhaven, New York. In the special election to replace her, Murray defeated Lauren Thoden by 160 votes.[4] Murray was re-elected in 2010 but lost in the 2012 election to Edward J. Hennessey, a Democrat, by 226 votes.[5] Murray defeated Hennessey in a re-match in 2014, unseating Hennessey by 526 votes.[6]

Personal life

Murray resides in East Patchogue, New York; he previously lived in Coram, New York for 15 years.[2]

Election results

Edward J. Hennessey (DEM) ... 19,379
Dean Murray (REP - CON - IND ]) ... 19,117
Dean Murray (REP - CON - STR) ... 16,521
Robert T. Calarco (DEM - IND - WOR) ... 14,493
L. Dean Murray (REP - CON - STR) ... 4,396
Lauren E. Thoden (DEM - IND - WOR) ... 4,236


  1. ^ a b c "State Assembly: Dean Murray (R-C), District 3". Capitol Info. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Whittle, Patrick (October 5, 2009). "Suffolk 7th District: Jack Eddington, L. Dean Murray". Newsday. Retrieved March 4, 2011. Murray, 45, a Maryland native who recently moved to East Patchogue after living in Coram for about 15 years... 
  3. ^ "Final Results of General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2009". Suffolk County Board of Elections. November 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Murray Wins Suffolk Assembly Election". Long Island Press (AP). 17 February 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Brand, Rick. "Hennessey unseats Assemb. Murray in 3rd District". Newsday. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Schwartz, David M. (13 November 2014). "Dean Murray declared winner in 3rd Assembly District". Newsday. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 6, 2012" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. April 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Special Election Results, 3rd Assembly District: February 9, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. March 23, 2010. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Patricia Eddington
New York State Assembly, 3rd District
2010 – 2012