Rich Murray (politician)

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Rich Murray
Rich Murray.jpg
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 27A district
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 7, 2013
Preceded by Robin Brown
Succeeded by district redrawn
Personal details
Born July 21, 1957
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Sandy
Children 4
Residence Albert Lea, Minnesota
Alma mater Mankato State University
University of St. Thomas
Profession small business owner, investment advisor, legislator, veteran
Religion Presbyterian

Richard J. "Rich" Murray (born July 25, 1957) is a Minnesota politician and was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011-2013. Murray, a Republican, who represented District 27A, which includes all or portions of Freeborn and Mower counties in the southeastern part of the state.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Murray graduated from Mankato State University in Mankato, receiving his B.S. in Business, and later attended the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, earning his M.B.A. He also served in the U.S. Army.[1]

He is also an investment advisor and small business owner of ISC Financial Advisors, based in Minneapolis and Albert Lea.[1]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]


Murray was first elected to the House in 2010, unseating incumbent Rep. Robin Brown by just 57 votes after a recount. In 2012, he lost re-election to DFL challenger, Shannon Savick by 653 votes.[2]

2012 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Shannon Savick 9743 47.70
Republican Rich Murray (Incumbent) 9090 44.50
Independence William J. Wagner 1574 7.71
2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Robin Brown (Incumbent) 7454 49.77
Republican Rich Murray 7511 50.15


Murray was sworn in on January 4, 2011. He served in the 87th Minnesota Legislature. He served on the Government Operations and Elections, the Jobs and Economic Development Finance, the State Government Finance, and the Transportation Policy and Finance committees.[1][4]

Personal life[edit]

Murray is married to his wife, Sandy. They have 4 kids and reside in Albert Lea, MN

Active in his community and church through the years, Murray has been a member of the local Salvation Army Board, the Albert Lea Technical College Foundation Board, the Naeve Healthcare Foundation Board, the Southern Minnesota Judicial Ethics Committee, the Circle of Parenting Child Abuse Prevention Board, the local United Way, and local youth athletics and recreation programs.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Murray, Rich
  2. ^ Minnesota 27A Election Results
  3. ^ a b "Results for State Representative District 27A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 13, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ Rich Murray (R) 27A - Minnesota House of Representatives
  5. ^ About Rich Murray

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