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Christopher MurphyDEMDemocrat United States Senator
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22
Years of Experience
CTResidence (state)

Christopher Scott Murphy (born August 3, 1973) is an American lawyer, author, and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Connecticut since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. Before being elected to Congress, Murphy was a member of both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, serving two terms each in the Connecticut House of Representatives (1999–2003) and the Connecticut Senate (2003–2007). Murphy ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012 after long-time incumbent Joe Lieberman announced in January 2011 that he would retire from politics rather than seeking a fifth term in office. He defeated former Connecticut secretary of state Susan Bysiewicz in the Democratic primary, and subsequently defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon for the open seat in the general election. Aged 39 at the time, Murphy was the youngest senator of the 113th Congress.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Williams College
Bachelor of Arts
1996
University of Connecticut School of Law
Juris Doctor
2002
Wethersfield High School
Exeter College
1994 - 1995
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Senator
United States Senate
2012 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2007 - 2012
Assistant Majority Leader
Connecticut State Senate
2006
Senator
Connecticut State Senate
2003 - 2006
Representative
Connecticut General Assembly
1998 - 2002
Caucus Whip
Connecticut State Senate
Real Estate
Ruben, Johnson, and Morgan, Practicing Consultants
2002 - 2006
Campaign Manager
Charlotte Koskoff United States House of Representatives Campaign
1996
Former Employee
Connecticut State Senator George Jepsen
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Member
Southington Planning and Zoning Commission
1997 - 1998
Chair
Congressional Buy American Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Land Conservation Caucus
Former Member
Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, United States Senate
Staff
Connecticut State Senate Democratic Caucus