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Patty Murray

Patty Murray
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Senate Assistant Democratic Leader

January 3, 2017
LeaderChuck Schumer
Position established
Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

January 3, 2015
Lamar Alexander
United States Senator
from Washington

January 3, 1993
Serving with Maria Cantwell
Brock Adams
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference

January 3, 2007 - January 3, 2017
LeaderHarry Reid
Debbie Stabenow
Tammy Baldwin
Chair of the Senate Budget Committee

January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2015
Kent Conrad
Mike Enzi
Chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee

January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013
Daniel Akaka
Bernie Sanders
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013
LeaderHarry Reid
Bob Menendez
Michael Bennet

January 3, 2001 - January 3, 2003
LeaderTom Daschle
Robert Torricelli
Jon Corzine
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 1st district

January 9, 1989 - January 11, 1993
Bill Kiskaddon
Rosemary McAuliffe
Personal details
Patricia Lynn Johns

(1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 69)
Bothell, Washington, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Rob Murray (m. 1972)
EducationWashington State University (BA)
WebsiteSenate website

Patricia Lynn Murray (born Patricia Johns; October 11, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Washington, a seat she was first elected to in 1992. A member of the Democratic Party, Murray is Washington State's first female U.S. Senator.

She served as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary from 2007 until 2017, which made her the fourth-highest-ranking Democrat and the highest-ranking woman in the Senate.[1][2] In 2017, Murray became the Senate Assistant Democratic Leader, making her the third-highest-ranking Democrat and still the highest-ranking woman in the Senate. Murray chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2011 to 2013.[3] Murray chaired the Senate Budget Committee from 2013 to 2015.[4] She also previously served as co-chair of the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.[5] Since January 2015, Murray has been the Ranking Democratic Member on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.[6] She is currently the 6th most senior member of the United States Senate, the 3rd most senior Democrat, and the dean of Washington's congressional delegation.

On December 10, 2013, Murray and Republican Representative Paul Ryan announced that they had negotiated a two-year, bi-partisan budget, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.[7]

Early life

One of seven children, Murray was born in Bothell, Washington, a daughter of David L. Johns and Beverly A. McLaughlin.[8] Her mother was an accountant. Her father served in World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart. Her ancestry includes Welsh, Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian.[8] When she was a teenager, her family was forced to apply for welfare assistance when her father became disabled by the onset of multiple sclerosis. He had previously been the manager of a five-and-ten store.[9] She attended Saint Brendan Catholic School as a young child.

Murray received her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1972. She was a pre-school teacher for several years, and taught a parenting class at Shoreline Community College from 1984-1987.[10]

Early career

As a citizen-lobbyist for environmental and educational issues, she says she was once told by a state representative that she could not make a difference because she was just a "mom in tennis shoes". The phrase stuck, and she later used it in her successful campaigns for Shoreline School District Board of Directors (1985-1989), Washington State Senate (1989-1993), and United States Senate (1993-present). Murray was successful in gathering grass-roots support to strike down proposed pre-school program budget cuts.[11][12]

Her 1988 State Senate campaign was successful, and she unseated two-term incumbent Republican Bill Kiskaddon.

United States Senator

Committee assignments

Senator Murray at the podium, joined by (left to right), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), launching an interactive website regarding the nomination of Judge John Roberts as the Chief Justice of the United States.

Caucus memberships


On February 28, 2013, Murray introduced the Green Mountain Lookout Heritage Protection Act into the United States Senate. The bill would prevent the United States Forest Service from removing a building from the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area in the State of Washington unless the agency determines that the structure is unsafe for visitors.[15] Murray argued that the bill should be passed in order to help the tourism industry in the area, but protecting the lookout point in question.[16] The bill would be "a very small step in what will be a very long recovery" and that it would "provide a glimmer of hope for the long-term recovery of this area."[16] Murray was referring to the recovery of the area from the casualties and damage caused by the 2014 Oso mudslide. The bill passed in both the House and the Senate.

Political positions


Murray opposed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill criminalizing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying on the Senate floor, "I oppose the fact that we are still voting on whether women and doctors are best equipped to make health care decisions--or politicians here in DC."[17] She also voted against restricting UN funding for population control policies.[18]


In March 2019, Murray was one of thirty-eight senators to sign a letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue warning that dairy farmers "have continued to face market instability and are struggling to survive the fourth year of sustained low prices" and urging his department to "strongly encourage these farmers to consider the Dairy Margin Coverage program."[19]

In June 2019, Murray and eighteen other Democratic senators sent a letter to USDA Inspector General (IG) Phyllis K. Fong with the request that the IG investigate USDA instances of retaliation and political decision-making and asserted that not conducting an investigation would mean these "actions could be perceived as a part of this administration's broader pattern of not only discounting the value of federal employees, but suppressing, undermining, discounting, and wholesale ignoring scientific data produced by their own qualified scientists."[20]


In July 2019, Murray signed a letter to United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta that advocated for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to initiate a full investigation into a complaint filed on May 20 by a group of Chicago-area employees of McDonald's, which detailed workplace violence incidents that included interactions with customers such as customers throwing hot coffee and threatening employees with firearms and more. The senators argued that McDonald's could and needed to "do more to protect its employees, but employers will not take seriously their obligations to provide a safe workplace if OSHA does not enforce workers rights to a hazard-free workplace."[21]


In March 2017, Murray was one of twenty-one senators to sign a letter led by Ed Markey to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell which noted that 12 percent of adult Medicaid beneficiaries had some form or a substance abuse disorder in addition to one third of treatment administered for opioid and other substance use disorders in the United States being financed through Medicaid and opined that the American Health Care Act could "very literally translate into a death spiral for those with opioid use disorders" due to the insurance coverage lacking and not having the adequate funds to afford care oftentimes resulting in individuals abandoning substance use disorder treatment.[22]

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Major General Galen Jackman briefs Senator Patty Murray on the Manned Ground Vehicle program in Washington, D. C.

In October 2002, Murray was one of 21 Democrats in the Senate to vote against the War Authoritization for invading Iraq. Quoted from her Senate speech:

Mr. President, if we do take action in Iraq, there is no doubt that our armed forces will prevail. We will win a war with Iraq decisively, and, God willing, we will win it quickly. But what happens after the war? That will have as big an impact on our future peace and security. Will we be obligated to rebuild Iraq? If so, how? Our economy is reeling, our budget is in deficit, and we have no estimate of the cost of rebuilding. And with whom? As New York Times columnist Tom Friedman points out, there's a retail store mentality that suggests to some - if "you break it, you buy it."

In December 2002, while speaking to students at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Murray made a number of remarks about Osama bin Laden, as she attempted to explain why the US had such problems winning hearts and minds in the Muslim world, and how bin Laden had garnered support among some in the Middle East. Among other things, she had stated that bin Laden has "been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building daycare facilities, building health care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He's made their lives better. We have not done that." This attracted attention from political opponents, who argued that this was inaccurate and constituted support for bin Laden.[23][24][25]

Global Trade Exchange

Senator Patty Murray put the controversial intelligence ports-data project Global Trade Exchange into the Homeland security budget.[26]

Central America

In April 2019, Murray was one of thirty-four senators to sign a letter to President Trump encouraging him "to listen to members of your own Administration and reverse a decision that will damage our national security and aggravate conditions inside Central America", asserting that Trump had "consistently expressed a flawed understanding of U.S. foreign assistance" since becoming president and that he was "personally undermining efforts to promote U.S. national security and economic prosperity" through preventing the use of Fiscal Year 2018 national security funding. The senators argued that foreign assistance to Central American countries created less migration to the U.S., citing the funding's helping to improve conditions in those countries.[27]


In December 2010, Murray voted for the ratification of New Start,[28] a nuclear arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russian Federation obliging both countries to have no more than 1,550 strategic warheads as well as 700 launchers deployed during the next seven years along with providing a continuation of on-site inspections that halted when START I expired the previous year. It was the first arms treaty with Russia in eight years.[29]

In December 2018, after United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the Trump administration was suspending its obligations in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 60 days in the event that Russia continued to violate the treaty, Murray was one of twenty-six senators to sign a letter expressing concern over the administration "now abandoning generations of bipartisan U.S. leadership around the paired goals of reducing the global role and number of nuclear weapons and ensuring strategic stability with America's nuclear-armed adversaries" and calling on President Trump to continue arms negotiations.[30]


Murray condemned the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and called for a stronger response to the crisis.[31]


In December 2018, Murray was one of forty-two senators to sign a letter to Trump administration officials Alex Azar, Seema Verma, and Steve Mnuchin arguing that the administration was improperly using Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act to authorize states to "increase health care costs for millions of consumers while weakening protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions." The senators requested the administration withdraw the policy and "re-engage with stakeholders, states, and Congress."[32]


In August 2013, Murray was one of twenty-three Democratic senators to sign a letter to the Defense Department warning of some payday lenders "offering predatory loan products to service members at exorbitant triple digit effective interest rates and loan products that do not include the additional protections envisioned by the law" and asserting that service members along with their families "deserve the strongest possible protections and swift action to ensure that all forms of credit offered to members of our armed forces are safe and sound."[33]

In December 2018, Murray was one of twenty-one senators to sign a letter to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie calling it "appalling that the VA is not conducting oversight of its own outreach efforts" in spite of suicide prevention being the VA's highest clinical priority and requesting Wilkie "consult with experts with proven track records of successful public and mental health outreach campaigns with a particular emphasis on how those individuals measure success."[34]

Environmental policy

In October 2017, Murray was one of nineteen senators to sign a letter to Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt questioning Pruitt's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, asserting that the repeal's proposal used "mathematical sleights of hand to over-state the costs of industry compliance with the 2015 Rule and understate the benefits that will be lost if the 2017 repeal is finalized" and science denying and math fabricating would fail to "satisfy the requirements of the law, nor will it slow the increase in frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, the inexorable rise in sea levels, or the other dire effects of global warming that our planet is already experiencing."[35]

In February 2019, in response to reports of the EPA intending to decide against setting drinking water limits for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as part of an upcoming national strategy to manage the aforementioned class of chemicals, Murray was one of twenty senators to sign a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler calling on the agency "to develop enforceable federal drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS, as well as institute immediate actions to protect the public from contamination from additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)."[36]


Fiscal year 2014 federal budget

On December 10, 2013, Murray announced that she and Republican Representative Paul Ryan had reached a compromise agreement on a two-year, bi-partisan budget bill, called the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.[37]

The deal was scheduled to be voted on first in the House and then the Senate. Some people believed House Democrats would pass the deal as a way to reduce the sequester cuts.[38] However, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told a morning news show on December 12, 2013, that "members of his party are outraged that House Republicans are planning to adjourn without addressing unemployment benefits."[39] Van Hollen said that "it is too early to say" whether a majority of House Democrats would vote in favor of the budget bill.[39] The deal was also unpopular with many conservatives.[40]

Health care

In 2014, Murray introduced legislation in the Senate called The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act. The bill would require hospitals that receive federal funding to provide rape victims with emergency contraception.[41] In July 2014, she introduced an amendment to a bill in the Senate to require health insurance plans to offer contraceptive coverage to patients regardless of employers' beliefs, religious or otherwise. Her amendment required 60 votes to move forward, and all but three Republicans voted against the measure.[42]


In May 2006, Murray, along with 38 of 44 Senate Democrats, voted in favor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611).[43] The bill includes provisions to improve border security, increases fines and other punishments for employers of illegal immigrants, creation of a guest worker program (which includes an almost doubling of the number of H-1B visas),[44] and creates a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.[45] The bill, with support from some in the GOP leadership, passed 62-36.

Murray repeatedly cosponsored legislation to create the Wild Sky Wilderness area in the Washington Cascade Range.[46] She eventually succeeded, with the bill being signed by President Bush on May 8, 2008.[47] Murray has also supported legislation to increase the size of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, also in the Washington Cascades.[48]

On August 2, 2006, the New York Times wrote that, "In 1994, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina was said to have engaged in excessive touching of his then-freshman colleague Patty Murray of Washington. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Murray asked for, and received, an apology. Through a spokeswoman, Murray declined to comment."[49]

2008 presidential election

On January 30, 2008, Murray endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.[50] One month later, the Washington Democratic caucus awarded two-thirds of its delegates to Barack Obama and one-third to Clinton. After Clinton's June 7 concession, Murray switched her endorsement to Obama.[51]

Political campaigns


In 1992, Murray announced her intention to run for the U.S. Senate following the publication of a series of articles by The Seattle Times alleging that incumbent Democratic Senator Brock Adams had sexually assaulted a number of women.[52] Adams denied the allegations, but his popularity statewide was weakened considerably by the scandal and he chose to retire rather than risk losing the seat for his party. Murray defeated Representative Don Bonker to win the Democratic nomination. In the general election she faced Republican Representative Rod Chandler, whom she defeated 54% to 46% despite being outspent by a wide margin. Chandler seemed to have the upper hand in one of the debates until for some unknown reason he quoted the Roger Miller song "Dang Me."[53] He was further damaged by the unpopularity of President George H. W. Bush in the Pacific Northwest.


United States Senate Democratic primary election in Washington, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray 318,455 57.91
Democratic Don Bonker 208,321 37.88
Democratic Gene David Hart 15,894 2.89
Democratic Jeffrey Brian Venezia 7,259 1.32
United States Senate election in Washington, 1992[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray 1,197,973 53.99
Republican Rod Chandler 1,020,829 46.01


In 1998, Murray faced Representative Linda Smith, a staunch conservative and maverick who was one of nine House Republicans to vote against confirming House Speaker Newt Gingrich in early 1997, opposed gay rights and viewed homosexuality as a "morally unfit inclination."[55] Murray won re-election by 58% to 42%.


Democratic primary election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 479,009 94.78
Democratic Amundson Amundseon 10,905 2.16
Democratic James Sherwood Stokes 5,989 1.19
Democratic Harvey Vernier 3,882 0.77
Democratic Robert Tilden Medley 3,350 0.66
Democratic Charlie Jackson 2,234 0.44
General election results[54]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 1,103,184 58.41
Republican Linda Smith 785,377 41.59


In 2004, Murray faced another Republican U.S. Representative, George Nethercutt. Term limits became an issue in the campaign, as Democrats seized on Nethercutt's broken term-limits pledge that he had made when he unseated Speaker Tom Foley in 1994. Nethercutt was also hampered by his lack of name recognition in the more densely populated western part of the state, home to two-thirds of the state's population. Washington has not elected a Senator from east of the Cascades since Miles Poindexter in 1916. Other important issues included national security and the war in Iraq. Nethercutt supported the invasion of Iraq, while Murray opposed it. Nethercutt was a heavy underdog from the start and his campaign never gained much traction. In the general election, Murray was re-elected by 55% to 43%.


Democratic primary election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 709,477 92.20
Democratic Warren Hanson 46,487 6.04
Democratic Mohammad Said 13,526 1.76
General election results[56]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 1,549,708 54.98
Republican George R. Nethercutt, Jr. 1,204,584 42.74
Libertarian J. Mills 34,055 1.21
Green Mark B. Wilson 30,304 1.08


The 2010 election was the first Senate election to be held under the new blanket primary since Initiative 872 had passed in 2004. In the August 17 primary, Murray appeared on the ballot alongside four other Democratic candidates, six Republican candidates, a Reform Party candidate and three Independent candidates. Murray received a plurality, 46%, and advanced to the general election along with her main Republican challenger, former State Senator and two-time gubernatorial nominee Dino Rossi, who received 33%.[57][58] Leading up to the election, Murray was endorsed by several prominent Washington State newspapers.[59][60][61][62] Rossi conceded the election to Murray on November 4, 2010, two days after election day. The final tally showed Murray with 52.36% to Rossi's 47.64%, enabling Murray to go on to serve a fourth term in the United States Senate.


General election results[63]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 1,314,930 52.36
Republican Dino Rossi 1,196,164 47.64
Blanket primary election results[64][65]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Green tickY Patty Murray (incumbent) 670,284 46.22
Republican Green tickY Dino Rossi 483,305 33.33
Republican Clint Didier 185,034 12.76
Republican Paul Akers 37,231 2.57
Independent Skip Mercer 12,122 0.84
Democratic Charles Allen 11,525 0.79
Democratic Bob Burr 11,344 0.78
Republican Norma Gruber 9,162 0.63
Republican Michael Latimer 6,545 0.45
Democratic Mike the Mover 6,019 0.42
Democratic Goodspaceguy 4,718 0.33
Reform William Baker 4,593 0.32
Independent Mohammad Said 3,387 0.23
Independent Schalk Leonard 2,818 0.19
Republican William Chovil 2,039 0.14
Total votes 1,450,126 100


Murray ran for a fifth term in 2016. She faced three Democratic challengers in the August 2, 2016, primary election.[66] In the general election, she faced Chris Vance. She defeated Vance 59% to 41%, and won a fifth term.

General election results[67]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Murray (incumbent) 1,913,979 59.01
Republican Chris Vance 1,329,338 40.99

Electoral history

Washington State Senate District 1 election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Patty Murray 22,948 53%
Republican Bill Kiskaddon (inc.) 20,480 47%
Washington Senator (Class III) results: 1992-2016[68]
Year Democratic Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 1,197,973 54% 1,020,829 46%
1998 Patty Murray 1,103,184 58% Linda Smith 785,377 42%
2004 Patty Murray 1,549,708 55% George Nethercutt 1,204,584 43% J. Mills Libertarian 34,055 1% Mark B. Wilson Green 30,304 1%
2010 Patty Murray 1,314,930 52% Dino Rossi 1,196,164 48%
2016 Patty Murray 1,913,979 59% Chris Vance 1,329,338 41%

Personal life

Murray is married to Rob Murray and has two grown children, Sara and Randy. Murray's hometown is Bothell, Washington, but she now lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.[69]

See also


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Brock Adams
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Washington
(Class 3)

1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016
Most recent
Preceded by
Robert Torricelli
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Succeeded by
Jon Corzine
Preceded by
Debbie Stabenow
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference
Succeeded by
Tammy Baldwin
Preceded by
Bob Menendez
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Succeeded by
Michael Bennet
New office Senate Assistant Democratic Leader
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Brock Adams
United States Senator (Class 3) from Washington
Served alongside: Slade Gorton, Maria Cantwell
Preceded by
Daniel Akaka
Chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Succeeded by
Bernie Sanders
New office Chair of the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
Position abolished
Preceded by
Kent Conrad
Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
Succeeded by
Mike Enzi
Preceded by
Lamar Alexander
Ranking Member of the Senate Health Committee
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dianne Feinstein
United States Senators by seniority
Succeeded by
Jim Inhofe

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