Peter Murphy (politician)
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 28th district
January 10, 2007
|Preceded by||William Daniel Mayer|
July 15, 1949 |
|Children||Mollie and Katie|
|Residence||Bryans Road, Maryland|
|This section requires expansion with: early years. (January 2011)|
Murphy was born in Washington, D.C., on July 15, 1949. He has both a B.A. and an M.A. from the American University, and an Ed.S. Degree in Counseling from George Washington University. He began his non-political career as a microbiologist for the National Institutes of Health. There he developed a strong interest in teaching and education and went on to teach science and math at General Smallwood Middle School in Indian Head, Maryland. He later directed a large educational testing program at George Washington University.
In the legislature
Member of House of Delegates since January 10, 2007. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2007- (education subcommittee, 2007-; transportation subcommittee, 2007-).
- voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)
- voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)
- voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)
- sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, allowing the state to confiscate unused portions of gift certificates after 4 years.
Murphy is openly gay. He is one of eight openly LGBT members of the Maryland General Assembly, alongside Sen. Rich Madaleno (D–Kensington) and Dels. Anne Kaiser (D–Burtonsville), Heather Mizeur (D–Takoma Park), Maggie McIntosh (D–Baltimore), Mary L. Washington (D–Baltimore), Bonnie Cullison (D–Silver Spring) and Luke Clippinger (D–Baltimore).
He is a divorced father of two daughters.
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