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Patty Murray (Patricia Lynn Murray)

Patty Murray, United States Senator from Washington. Member board Shoreline School, Seattle, 1985-1989; member steering committee Demonstration for Education, Seattle, 1987; founder, chairman Organization for Parent Education, Washington, 1981-1985; lst Congressional representative Washington Women United, 1983-1985.

Background

  • Murray, Patty was born on October 11, 1950 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Daughter of David L. and Beverly A. (McLaughlin) Johns.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washington State University, 1972.

    Career

    • Secretary various companies, Seattle, 1972-1976. Citizen lobbyist various educational groups, 1983-1988. Legislation lobbyist Organization for Parent Education, 1977-1984.

      Instructor Shoreline Community College, 1984-1988. Member Washington State Senate, 1989-1992. United States Senator from Washington, since 1993.

      Chairwoman United States Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, since 2011. Chairwoman Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), 2001—2003, since 2011. Secretary United States Senate Democratic Conference, since 2007.

    Works

    • Co-author (with Catherine Whitney): Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate, 2000.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member board Shoreline School, Seattle, 1985-1989. Member steering committee Demonstration for Education, Seattle, 1987. Founder, chairman Organization for Parent Education, Washington, 1981-1985.

    Lst Congressional representative Washington Women United, 1983-1985.

    Connections

    • Married Robert R. Murray, June 2, 1972. Children: Randy P., Sara A.
    • father: David L. Johns
    • mother: Beverly A. (McLaughlin) Johns
    • spouse: Robert R. Murray
    • children: Randy P. Murray
    • Sara A. Murray
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    Born October 11, 1950
    (age 67)
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