- Matt Murphy (Illinois politician)
Matt Murphy Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 27th district
Incumbent Assumed office
Preceded by Wendell Jones Personal details Born March 11, 1970 Political party Republican Spouse(s) Julie Murphy Residence Palatine, Illinois Alma mater University of Iowa,
John Marshall Law School
Profession attorney Religion Roman Catholic
Matt Murphy is a Republican Illinois State Senator, representing the 27th district since 2007. The district includes parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine, Wheeling, Prospect Heights and South Barrington.
Murphy was elected to the Illinois Senate on November 7, 2006 defeating Democrat Peter Gutzmer to succeed retiring Republican Senator Wendell Jones. Murphy won the Republican primary on March 21, 2006 defeating Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins. He was re-elected in 2008.
He resides in Palatine with his wife, Julie, and their four children. He grew up in Mt. Prospect and attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He has served as a Harper College Trustee and as a Trustee of the Greater Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a practicing attorney with Brian J. McManus & Associates, a law firm devoted to representing claimants in personal injury lawsuits.
- Illinois General Assembly - Senator Matt Murphy (R) 27th District official IL Senate website
- Matt Murphy for Lt. Governor 2010 official campaign website
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Profile at Illinois State Senate Republicans
Members of the Illinois State Senate 97th General Assembly (2011–2012)
President: John Cullerton (D) • Majority Leader: James Clayborne, Jr. (D) • Minority Leader: Christine Radogno (R)
Democratic (35) • Republican (24) • Illinois State Legislature • Illinois House of Representatives • Illinois State Senate
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