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Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

Conference Secretary

Political Highlights: candidate for Shoreline School Board, 1983; Shoreline School Board, 1983-89; Wash. Senate, 1989-93; U.S. Senate, 1993-present
Born: Oct. 11, 1950; Bothell, Wash.
Residence: Seattle
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Rob Murray; two children
Education: Washington State U., B.A. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Budget; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Veterans' Affairs

Election History
2010generalPatty Murray (D) 1,314,93052.4
Dino Rossi (R) 1,196,16447.6
2004generalPatty Murray (D) 1,549,70855.0
George Nethercutt (R) 1,204,58442.7
J. Mills (LIBERT) 34,0551.2
Mark Wilson (GREEN) 30,3041.1
1998generalPatty Murray (D) 1,103,18458.4
Linda Smith (R) 785,37741.6
1992generalPatty Murray (D) 1,197,97354.0
Rod Chandler (R) 1,020,82946.0
Roll Call Vitals


Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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