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Phil MurphyDEMDemocrat Governor
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Philip Dunton Murphy (born August 16, 1957) is an American politician, diplomat, and financier from the state of New Jersey. Murphy has served as the 56th governor of New Jersey since 2018. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the United States ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama. Murphy had a 23-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he held several high-level positions and accumulated considerable wealth before retiring in 2006. He is involved in many civic organizations and philanthropic pursuits. He served as finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee in the mid-late 2000s under Howard Dean. During his ambassadorial tenure, Murphy dealt with international fallout from the United States diplomatic cables leak. While planning to run for governor of New Jersey, Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy launched New Start New Jersey, a progressive organization. He defeated Republican then-Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno in the 2017 gubernatorial election with 56% of the vote. In December 2019, Murphy became the chairperson of the Democratic Governors Association, a position he held for a year.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
The Wharton School
Harvard University
Needham High School
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
State of New Jersey
2018 - Current
Ambassador to Germany
United States Department of State
2009 - 2013
Other Experience1 - 6 of 6
New Start New Jersey
2nd Floor
Former Board Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Former Board Member
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Former Chair
Democratic Governors Association
Former Finance Chair
Democratic National Committee