Pat Murphy (Iowa politician)
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|Patrick Joseph Murphy|
|Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 99th district
|Preceded by||Jackie Reeder|
|Succeeded by||Abby Finkenauer|
August 24, 1959 |
|Alma mater||Loras College|
|Website||Pat Murphy's Campaign Website|
Patrick Joseph "Pat" Murphy (born August 24, 1959) was the Iowa State Representative from the 99th District and won the Democratic nomination in a five-way Democratic Primary to replace former Congressmen Bruce Braley, who ran for the US Senate. Pat is a former Speaker of the Iowa House. He also previously served as Minority Leader from 2003-07. Murphy is a Democrat and had served in the Iowa House since winning a special election in 1989. He received his BA from Loras College.
Pat Murphy served 12 terms in the Iowa House of Representatives. He served on the Appropriations, Labor and Transportation committees. Throughout his term in the House, he had worked on numerous issues related to human services, health care, and appropriations. As House Speaker he has championed a number of Democratic priorities including raising the minimum wage, increasing K-12 teacher salaries to the national average, expanding preschool programs, promoting “green jobs” by encouraging the expansion of Iowa’s renewable energy industry, expanding health insurance coverage, and supporting Iowa’s veterans.
Murphy was re-elected in 2012 with 10,098 votes.
2014 U.S. Congressional campaign
On June 3, Murphy won the Democratic nomination in a five way primary to replace current 1st district Representative Bruce Braley. Murphy lost to Republican nominee Rod Blum in the general election on November 4.
- Representative Pat Murphy at the Iowa General Assembly site
- Pat Muphy for Congress official campaign site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
|Iowa House of Representatives|
1989 – 1992
1992 – 2002
2002 – present