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
Children one: Anthony[3]
Residence East Patchogue, New York[3]
Alma mater Broadcasting Institute of Maryland[3]
Website Official website

L. Dean Murray (born July 22, 1964)[1][2] is an American politician who was a member of the New York State Assembly. On February 9, 2010, he won a special election to capture the seat previously held by Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington.[4] After serving 1 full term, he was defeated by Edward J Hennessey in the General Election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Education and career[edit]

Murray is a Maryland native[2] who graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. He started his career by spending ten years 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.[3] In 2009, he sought office in Suffolk County's 7th Legislative District, running against incumbent Jack Eddington.[2] But was defeated by Eddington.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Murray resides in East Patchogue, New York; he previously lived in Coram, New York for 15 years.[2] He has one son, Anthony.[3]

Election results[edit]

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


  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. ^ a b c d e "Dean Murray: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Statement of Canvas: 3rd Assembly District". New York State Board of Elections. February 9, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 6, 2012" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. April 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Final Results of General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2009". Suffolk County Board of Elections. November 3, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Special Election Results, 3rd Assembly District: February 9, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. March 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 6, 2012" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. April 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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