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Timothy (Tim) MurphyREPRepublican Council Member, District 18
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Years of Experience
PAResidence (state)

Timothy Francis Murphy (born September 11, 1952) is an American former politician and psychologist who served as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district from 2003 until his resignation in 2017. The district included several suburbs south of Pittsburgh. A member of the Republican Party, he also represented the 37th Senate district in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1996 to 2003. Murphy consistently carried the 18th district with at least 58% of the vote, including unopposed re-election bids in 2014 and 2016. In October 2017, it was reported Murphy urged a mistress to have an abortion, despite his strict public anti-abortion stance. This was followed by reports of endemic abuse and harassment in his congressional office. Murphy resigned immediately following these scandals, with his seat claimed by Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election.

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Campaign Funding

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$1,854,010
Total Raised
$1,156,372
Total Spent
$818,921
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Health Professionals$153,080
69%
Oil & Gas$107,000
62%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$96,330
60%
Lawyers/Law Firms$93,274
49%
Electric Utilities$75,750
37%
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$57,200
36%
Real Estate$55,950
35%
Insurance$53,550
32%
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$49,170
28%
Mining$43,400
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Cleveland State University
master's degree
University of Pittsburgh
Doctor of Philosophy
1979
Wheeling University
1974
Walsh Jesuit High School
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2002 - 2017
Senator
Pennsylvania State Senate
1997 - 2002
Former Consultant
Pennsylvania Schools
Former Employee
Magee Women's Hospital
Former Employee
Mercy Hospital
Lieutenant Commander
United States Naval Reserves Medical Service Corps
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Author
The Angry Child
Child Abuse Case Consultant
Allegheny County Courts
Former Employee
Children's Hospital
Former Farm Hand
Former Psychologist
Small Business Owner
Other Experience1 - 38 of 38
Board Member
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Board Member
Western Pennsylvania Health Center
Board Member
Alliance for Infants
Board Member
Head Start
Former Board
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Former Board
National Aviary
Former Board
Western Pennsylvania Historical Society
Former Member
Parents Helping Parents
Founding Director
Senior Aides Employment Service
Member
Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania Memorial Fund
Member
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Member
Advisory Board, Allegheny Community College
Member
Advisory Board, Saint Thomas More Catholic Church
Member
American Psychological Association
Member
Pennsylvania Parental Association
Member
Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce
Member
Brentwood-Baldwin-Whitehall Chamber of Commerce
Member
Habitat for Humanity
Member
Sons of American Legion
Member
South Park Chamber of Commerce
Member
Greater Bridgeville Chamber of Commerce
Member
Rotary Club
Chair
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives
2017
Member
Subcommittee on Environment, United States House of Representatives
2017
Member
Steering Committee on Children's Issues Roundtable, Family Court Division
Co-Chair
21st Century Healthcare Caucus
Co-Chair
Congressional Mental Health Caucus
Former Chair
Congressional Steel Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Men's Health Caucus
Member
Congressional Steel Caucus
Member
Natural Gas Caucus
Member
Health Care Task Force
Member
Speaker’s Select Task Force on Cyber-security
Member
Grand Old Party Doctor's Caucus