Paul McMurtry

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Paul McMurtry
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 11th Norfolk district
Assumed office
May 2007
Preceded by Robert Coughlin
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Dedham, Massachusetts
Website Representative Paul McMurtry

Paul McMurtry is an American politician from Massachusetts. A Democrat, he has served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2007. He represents the Eleventh Norfolk District, which includes his hometown of Dedham, Westwood, and the Eighth Precinct of Walpole.[1]

McMurtry graduated from Dedham High School and earned his B.S.B.A. in Management from Northeastern University. He has been self-employed since the age of twenty as the owner of several small businesses, including PM Productions, a video store he created while in college, and the Dedham Community Theatre, which he currently owns and operates. McMurtry is actively involved in the local branch of Rotary International, where he served twice as club president and whose motto, “Service above Self,” has been a major influence in his dedication to public service.[2]

Representative McMurtry ran in a special election in 2007 to replace outgoing Representative Robert Coughlin. McMurtry ran as an independent having not held any prior elected office. He won a plurality of the vote in the three way race, garnering 37.6% of the vote overall and 53.8% in his hometown of Dedham.[3] McMurtry ran unopposed for re-election in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

In the legislature, he currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading and as a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Member Profile – Paul McMurtry". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Paul McMurtry – Paul’s Story". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  3. ^ "State Election – Town of Dedham". Retrieved 2012-06-25. 

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