Matt Murphy (Illinois politician)
|Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 27th district
|Preceded by||Wendell Jones|
|Born||March 11, 1970|
|Alma mater||University of Iowa
John Marshall Law School,
Matt Murphy is a Republican Illinois State Senator, representing the 27th district since 2007. The district includes parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine, Wheeling, Prospect Heights and South Barrington.
Murphy was elected to the Illinois Senate on November 7, 2006 defeating Democrat Peter Gutzmer to succeed retiring Republican Senator Wendell Jones. Murphy won the Republican primary on March 21, 2006 defeating Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins. He was re-elected in 2008.
He resides in Palatine with his wife, Julie, and their four children. He grew up in Mt. Prospect and attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He has served as a Harper College Trustee and as a Trustee of the Greater Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a practicing attorney with Brian J. McManus & Associates, a law firm devoted to representing claimants in personal injury lawsuits.
- Biography, bills and committees at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
- Matt Murphy's campaign website
- Profile at Illinois Senate Republicans
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
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