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Greg Murphy (politician)

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Greg Murphy
Rep. Greg Murphy 116th Congress Portrait.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 3rd district
Assumed office
September 17, 2019
Preceded byWalter B. Jones Jr.
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 9th district
In office
October 19, 2015 – September 17, 2019
Preceded byBrian Brown
Succeeded byPerrin Jones
Personal details
Born (1963-03-05) March 5, 1963 (age 56)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Wendy Murphy[1]
EducationDavidson College (BS)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (MD)

Gregory Francis Murphy (born March 5, 1963)[2][3] is an American urologist and politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District since 2019. He formerly served as a Republican Representative in the North Carolina General Assembly from 2015 to 2019.[3][4]

Early life, education, and medical career

Murphy was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and attended Davidson College and then Medical School at UNC. After finishing surgical training, he and his wife settled in Greenville, North Carolina.[1]

Prior to election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, Murphy served as president of a medical practice.[citation needed] He was also a member of the ECU School of Medicine Faculty and served as Chief of Staff of Vidant Medical Center.[5]

North Carolina General Assembly

Murphy was appointed to the Assembly in November 2015 and served the 9th District of Pitt County, to finish the term of Brian Brown, who resigned.[6]

On November 8, 2016 he faced Brian Farkas, and won the election with 22,540 votes (57.52 percent) while Farkas had 16,648 votes (42.48 percent).[citation needed]

During his second term in the NC General Assembly, he served as Senior Chair of Health Policy and Chair of Health and Human Services Appropriations.[1] Murphy filed for re-election for his seat in February 2018. The race in the 2018 general election was between Murphy and Kristoffer (Kris) Rixon.

State legislative committees

Standing or Select Committee Status
Alcoholic Beverage Control Member
Appropriations Vice-Chairman
Appropriations, Health and Human Services Chairman
Education - Universities Member
Energy and Public Utilities Member
Health Chairman
Health Care Reform Member
House Select Committee on Disaster Relief Member
Insurance Member

U.S. House of Representatives


2019 U.S. special election

In 2019, Murphy announced his campaign for the United States House of Representatives special election in North Carolina's 3rd congressional district to replace Walter B. Jones Jr., who died in office. Murphy went on to win the runoff on July 9, 2019, against pediatrician Joan Perry by a margin of 59.7 percent to 40.3 percent.[7] In the general election on September 10, 2019, he defeated former Greenville Mayor Allen M. Thomas by a margin of 61.7 percent to 37.5 percent.[8]

Committee assignments

United States House Committee on Education and Labor

United States House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Caucus memberships


  1. ^ a b c d "About | Congressman Greg Murphy". Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  2. ^ "Greg Murphy (@RepGregMurphy) | Twitter". Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ North Carolina General Assembly-Representative Gregory F. Murphy
  5. ^ Eastern Urologists Associates, P.A.-Gregory M. Murphy, MD, FACS
  6. ^ "Greenville doctor tapped for open NC House seat". newsobserver. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  7. ^ Barron-Lopez, Laura (July 9, 2019). "Freedom Caucus-backed Murphy wins North Carolina runoff". Politico. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Gregory Murphy". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

External links

North Carolina House of Representatives
Preceded by
Brian Brown
Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 9th district

Succeeded by
Perrin Jones
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter B. Jones Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 3rd congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dan Bishop
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Eleanor Holmes Norton
as U.S. Delegate
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