Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) biography

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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)

5th term Democrat from Washington.


Residence: Seattle

Marital Status: Married (Rob)

Prev. Occupation: Parenting Class Instructor, Secretary

Prev. Political Exp.: Shoreline School Board, 1983-89; WA Senate, 1989-93; US Senate, 1993-present

Education: BA Washington State University, 1972

Birthdate: 10/11/1950

Birthplace: Bothell, WA

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 59%

Major Opponent: Chris Vance


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Patty Murray via Web Form.


Washington, D.C. Office:

154 Russell Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238

Seattle Office: (more district offices)

915 2nd Avenue, 2988 Jackson Federal Building
Seattle, Washington 98174
Phone: (206) 553-5545
Fax: (206) 553-0891


Current Elected Office Committees:


Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Mindi Linquist
  • Scheduler: Beth Burke
  • Legis. Dir.: Ben Merkel
  • Comm. Dir.: Helen Hare
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Jason Smith
  • Education LA: Manuel Contreras
  • Telecomm LA: Ben Merkel
  • Transportation LA: Tre Easton
  • Transportation LA: Zach Mallove
  • Trade LA: Zach Mallove
  • Commerce LA: Zach Mallove
  • Labor LA: Nikki McKinney
  • Budget LA: Ben Merkel
  • Government Affairs LA: Jason Smith
  • Space - NASA LA: Ben Merkel
  • Animal Welfare LA: Jason Smith



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. Patty Murray voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Yea Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Patty Murray's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Patty Murray a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Patty Murray
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... Yes Send Message to Sen. Patty Murray


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