Texas House Member

Rep. Murphy, Jim

District 133

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Capitol Address:

Room 4N.3

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0514

(512) 463-8715 Fax

District Address:

9525 Katy Freeway

Suite 215

Houston, Texas 77024

(713) 465-8800

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Harris (part)

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Biography

State Representative Jim Murphy currently serves in the Texas House, representing District 133 in West Houston. Representative Murphy is in his sixth term and his third consecutive term as a Committee Chairman. Murphy currently serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services and as a member of the Ways & Means Committee. Rep. Murphy serves as the During the 86th Legislative Session, Murphy was elected by his colleagues as Chairman of the Harris County delegation and proudly serves as the Vice Chairman for the House Republican Caucus.

Previously, Murphy served as Chairman of the House Committee on Special Purpose Districts during the 85th Session and as Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections in the 84th Session.

Murphy's service focuses on expanding the economy, ensuring public safety, improving education and empowering taxpayers. His achievements in these areas have been recognized by associations representing local and statewide business communities, law enforcement and public education, as well as pro-life and pro-taxpayer advocacy groups. Representative Murphy has been named "Legislator of the Year" by organizations representing local governments, public charter schools, and private business.

Prior to serving in the Legislature, Murphy was twice elected to the HCC Board of Trustees and served from 1997 to 2006. He has served on numerous boards in the community including the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, West Houston Medical Center, the Houston Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals, and the Urban Land Institute. Murphy's community service also includes work with the Jaycees, where he previously served as Texas State President. He is a founding member and past Vice Chair of the Alief Education Foundation and was appointed to the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute's Advisory Council by the University of Texas Board of Regents.

Representative Murphy was raised in West Houston and is a graduate of Strake Jesuit and UT Austin. He and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Murphy, have two adult sons and are members of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

El Representante del Estado Jim Murphy se desempeña en la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, representando al Distrito 133 del Oeste de Houston. Murphy cumple actualmente en su sexto mandato. Murphy se desempeña como Presidente del Comité de Jubilaciones, Inversiones y Servicios Financieros de la Cámara y es miembro del Comité de Formas y Medios.

El trabajo legislativo de Murphy fue reconocido por grupos y asociaciones comerciales de todos los tipos, y fue premiado por los esfuerzos por reducir los impuestos, mejorar la seguridad pública, proteger los derechos de propiedad privada y mejorar la calidad de la educación pública.

Se desempeña en la Junta de la Coalición Conservadora de Texas o “TCC” (Texas Conservative Coalition) y es Copresidente del Grupo de Trabajo de Presupuesto e Ingreso de la TCC.

Antes de su servicio en la Legislatura, Murphy comenzó su carrera profesional como docente en la Ciudad de Houston. Murphy fue electo dos veces para el Consejo de Administración del HCC, donde se desempeñó de 1997 a 2006. Es Presidente de District Management Services, una empresa consultora que asiste a las organizaciones para el desarrollo económico. Durante 20 años se desempeñó como una de las fuerzas motrices del Distrito Westchase, el distrito comercial de 4.2 millas cuadradas del Oeste de Houston.

Murphy se desempeñó en numerosas juntas directivas de la comunidad, incluida la Cámara de Comercio del Oeste de Houston, el West Houston Medical Center, la Asociación de Profesionales de Inmuebles Comerciales de Houston, y el Urban Land Institute.

El servicio comunitario de Murphy incluye trabajo con Jaycees, donde se desempeñó como Presidente local y Presidente estatal. Fue designado uno de los cinco Jóvenes Texanos Destacados en 1995. Fue uno de los fundadores y Vicepresidente de la Alief Education Foundation y fue designado por los Regentes de la Universidad de Texas para el Consejo Asesor del John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute.

Murphy creció en el Oeste de Houston y se graduó en Strake Jesuit y la UT de Austin. Él y su esposa, la Dra. Kathleen Murphy, tienen dos hijos adultos: Robert y Pace. Son miembros activos de la Iglesia Católica St. John Vianney.

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