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Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Washington
  • Residence: Seattle
  • Born: October 11, 1950; Bothell, Wash.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Husband, Rob Murray; two children
  • Education: Washington State U., B.A. 1972
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Candidate for Shoreline School Board, 1983; Shoreline School Board, 1983-89; Wash. Senate, 1989-93; U.S. Senate, 1993-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD - Chairwoman); Budget - Chairwoman; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety); Veterans' Affairs
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State Information: Washington

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Patty Murray (D) 1,314,930 52.4%
Dino Rossi (R) 1,196,164 47.6%
2004 general Patty Murray (D) 1,549,708 55%
George Nethercutt (R) 1,204,584 42.7%
J. Mills (LIBERT) 34,055 1.2%
Mark Wilson (GREEN) 30,304 1.1%
1998 general Patty Murray (D) 1,103,184 58.4%
Linda Smith (R) 785,377 41.6%
1992 general Patty Murray (D) 1,197,973 54%
Rod Chandler (R) 1,020,829 46%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 57.65% John McCain: 40.48%
2012 : 56.16% : 41.29%
2004 John Kerry: 53% George W. Bush: 46%
2000 Al Gore: 50% George W. Bush: 45%
1996 Bill Clinton: 51% Robert Dole: 36%
1992 Bill Clinton: 43% George H. W. Bush: 32%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 50% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 43% :

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