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|Town Supervisor of Hempstead|
|Preceded by||Richard V. Guardino, Jr.|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 19th district
|Preceded by||Charles O'Shea|
|Succeeded by||David McDonough|
October 9, 1962 |
Levittown, New York, United States
|Residence||Levittown, New York|
|Alma mater||Boston College
Suffolk University Law School
Education and early career
Murray, a lifelong resident of Levittown, graduated from Boston College and Suffolk University Law School. Murray served as advocate for Suffolk University Battered Women's Advocacy Project where she represented the victims of domestic violence. She has worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Section handling prisoner litigation.
A Republican, Kate Murray became the first woman and first Levittowner elected to the New York State Assembly from the 19th Assembly District on February 3, 1998. She represented the district until 2001.
Murray then served as Clerk for the Town of Hempstead. She was appointed Supervisor by the Hempstead Town Board in 2003, after being tapped by Nassau County Republican Chairman Joseph Mondello when Supervisor Richard V. Guardino Jr. resigned. She won election to the position of Supervisor in the fall of 2003 and was re-elected in 2005 with over 60% of the vote. She is a close ally of Mondello, who also held the post of Republican Party State Chairman during the 2000s. Although the county GOP organization's strength has declined precipitously from what it had been in past decades—as demonstrated by its loss of control in the neighboring Town of North Hempstead, under Democratic administration from 1989 onward, as well as the county government itself between 2002 and 2009—the Town of Hempstead remains a GOP stronghold.
- "Supervisor Murray". Town of Hempstead. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- Rogers, Tony (May 24, 1995). "Hempstead May Cut Town Supervisor Job". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 23, 2009.
- Town of Hempstead - Kate Murray profile
- "TOH Supervisor Murray Kicks Off Campaign for Re-election" Floral Park Dispatch
|New York Assembly|
|New York State Assembly, 19th District
Richard V. Guardino, Jr.
|Town Supervisor of Hempstead, NY