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Murphy, Erin

House 2007-2012 (District 64A); House 2013-2018 (District 64A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Ramsey

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/13/1960
Birth Place: Columbus, Wisconsin
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death:
Gender: Female
Religion: Catholic
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Paul
Occupation (when first elected): Executive Director Minnesota Nurses Association/Registered Nurse

EDUCATION

Janesville High School, Wisconsin; Secondary;
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; B.S.; Nursing, 1984
College of St. Catherine; M.A.; Organizational Leadership-Health Care, 2005
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Fellowship; Policy Fellow, 2005-2006

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Agency: Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning (Community Relations); 19?? to ?
State Attorney General Staff: Minnesota Office of the Attorney General (Legislative Director); 19?? to 19??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Joe Faust
Children: Two children: Bridget and Anna (daughters, twins)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She moved to Minnesota in 1988.

Religion provided by the 2006 WCCO TV Voters' Guide.

In 2018, she ran for governor. She won the DFL endorsement but lost the primary.

Total Days Served: 4388

SESSIONS SERVED

90th Legislative Session (2017-2018)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/8/2016
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/2017 to 1/7/2019
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nursing Faculty
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2017 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Health & Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health & Human Services Reform Minutes
  • Rules & Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Ways & Means Minutes

89th Legislative Session (2015-2016)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/4/2014
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/2015 to 1/2/2017
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nursing Faculty
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Legacy Funding Finance Minutes
Leadership Position: Deputy Minority Leader

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/6/2012
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/5/2015
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Nursing Faculty
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Rules and Legislative Administration (Chair) Minutes
Leadership Position: Majority Leader

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Executive Director
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Health and Human Services Finance Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Reform Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Executive Director
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Minutes
  • Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight: Licensing Division Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Taxes Minutes
Leadership Position: Assistant Majority Leader

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 64A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
Counties Represented: Ramsey
Occupation: Executive Director Minnesota Nurses Association/Registered Nurse
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
  • Finance: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: Early Childhood Learning Finance Division Minutes
  • Finance: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
  • Health and Human Services Minutes
  • Health and Human Services: Licensing Minutes
  • Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
  • Ways and Means Minutes
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2014 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2008 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books By
Murphy, Erin. "Make Women's Health a Priority." Minnesota Women's Press, October 2014, p. 29.


Articles & Books About
Busse, Nick. "Fixing Health Care: Murphy Mixes Passions for Health Care, Politics." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 26, 2007, p. 16.



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