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  Murphy, Philip D.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2018-02-01  
 
NamePhilip D. Murphy
AddressMiddletown
Middletown, New Jersey , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born August 16, 1957 (63 years)
ContributorRBH
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Mar 14, 2021 01:08pm
Tags Irish - Married - Cancer - Catholic - Straight -
InfoPhil Murphy, as he says, “grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day.” That has shaped Phil’s values, his priorities, and the kind of governor he will be.

Religion, basic values, work ethic, education, and civic awareness were pillars of family life. His father never graduated from high school, his mother worked as a secretary; they inspired Phil and his three siblings to pursue their educations and be active participants in civic life.

Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

Phil has helped lead local charities to support troubled teens and domestic abuse survivors, and these groups have changed thousands of lives for the better. Nationally, Phil served proudly as New Jersey’s sole representative on the board of the NAACP, the world’s oldest civil rights organization. He served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, helping Howard Dean on the “Fifty-State Strategy” that rebuilt the Democratic Party from the grassroots up; that effort helped return Congress to Democratic hands in 2006 and elect President Barack Obama in 2008. Phil also has led national and state task forces on education and public employee pensions and benefits.

In 2009, Phil answered President Obama’s call to service and became the U.S. Ambassador to Germany after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. After returning home in 2013, Phil and his wife, Tammy, saw our state falling behind. They couldn’t sit by and watch hard working families struggling to stay even, much less get ahead. They founded New Start New Jersey as a “think and do” organization to rebuild the state’s economy from the middle class out — New Start New Jersey partnered with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to create the New Start Career Network, which is helping older, long-term unemployed residents once again actively compete for good jobs.

As governor, Phil will make New Jersey more fair and just for all residents. His vision would grow the middle class and jumpstart the state’s economy by targeting investments in people and infrastructure, reclaiming New Jersey’s mantle as a center of the STEM and innovation economies, protecting working families by raising the minimum wage and expanding earned sick leave for all, and protecting the middle class with real tax fairness.

Phil and Tammy live in Monmouth County and are the parents of Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/29/2021-05/04/2021 Monmouth University 57.00% ( 14.0) 36.00% ( 15.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
03/25/2021-03/31/2021 Stockton University 58.00% ( 17.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 15.0)
04/22/2020-05/02/2020 Eagleton Poll (Rutgers Univ.) 77.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
04/11/2020-04/21/2020 Monmouth University 71.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
09/12/2019-09/16/2019 Stockton University 41.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
10/27/2018-10/29/2018 Vox Populi 45.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)
09/25/2018-10/02/2018 Quinnipiac University 54.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 3.0)
08/15/2018-08/20/2018 Quinnipiac University 54.00% ( 10.0) 32.00% ( 9.0) 14.00% ( 19.0)
07/06/2018-07/10/2018 Gravis Marketing 51.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
03/08/2018-03/12/2018 Quinnipiac University 44.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/31/2017-11/01/2017 Rasmussen Reports 50.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
10/26/2017-10/28/2017 Emerson College 36.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0)
10/19/2017-10/24/2017 Quinnipiac University 44.00% ( 7.0) 34.00% ( 16.0) 22.00% ( 23.0)
10/18/2017-10/24/2017 Stockton University 43.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
09/19/2017-09/23/2017 Suffolk University 32.60% ( 0.0) 22.60% ( 0.0) 44.80% ( 0.0)
09/07/2017-09/12/2017 Quinnipiac University 37.00% ( 4.0) 18.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 4.0)
06/07/2017-06/12/2017 Quinnipiac University 33.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 17, 2021 03:00pm News Murphy signals opposition to new mandatory minimums bill  Article bill 
Jan 20, 2021 05:00pm Speech Full text of Gov. Phil Murphy’s State of the State Address  Article bill 
Dec 11, 2020 05:00pm News Murphy says he’ll recuse from election matters directly affecting him  Article bill 
Oct 02, 2020 04:00pm News Murphy still mum on report saying his administration knew of SDA patronage hires  Article bill 
Oct 01, 2020 03:00pm News Murphy formally launches bid for 2nd term as governor, will run with Oliver  Article bill 
Aug 01, 2020 10:00am Opinion Is Murphy running for 2021? Or Biden’s Secretary of State?  Article bill 

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