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  Murphy, Charles A.
NameCharles A. Murphy
Address19 Sears Street
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, United States
Born August 11, 1965 (52 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 19, 2017 12:28am
State House
Room 156
State House
Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2240
Facsimile: 617-722-2774
E-Mail: Rep.CharlesMurphy@hou.state.ma.us

Party Affiliation - DEMOCRAT

DISTRICT REPRESENTED: Twenty-first Middlesex. - Consisting of the towns of Bedford and Burlington, and precinct 3, of the town of Wilmington, all in the county of Middlesex.

EDUCATION: Villanova University '87; Vermont Law School '90, Kennedy School of Government '02.


ORGANIZATIONS: Marine Corps League; American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Massachusetts Bar Association; American Bar Association.

PUBLIC OFFICE: Burlington Conservation Commission; Mass. House (1997-present).


Charley represents the 21st Middlesex District comprised of Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington (3rd Precinct) having been first elected in 1996. Born and raised in Burlington with his five sisters and brothers, he graduated from Burlington High School in 1983, Villanova University in 1987, and Vermont Law School in 1990.

In 1989, while a second year law student, Charley joined the United States Marine Corps where he served until November, 1994. While on active duty with the Marines he attained the rank of Captain and was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. During his tour of

duty he served for six months as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Marine commanding officer aboard the USS Guadalcanal that deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Mogadishu, Somalia, as part of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

Additionally, while stationed in North Carolina he served as a military prosecutor and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. During his time in the courtroom he handled a wide variety of cases from simple assault to serious felonies.

Upon his return to Burlington he worked briefly for a law firm in New Bedford, Massachusetts, prior to opening his own law offices in Burlington and Lowell. During that time he served on the Burlington Conservation Commission before his election to Beacon Hill.

Charley currently serves on the Committee on Criminal Justice and as a member of the new Committee on Homeland Security and Federal Affairs. He also serves as a member of a special committee on veteran affairs.

Charley currently works part time for the law firm of Gibson & Behman, P.C. and lives in Burlington with his wife Nan, an elementary school teacher in Wilmington and their daughters Grace and Amelia.


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Aug 13, 2012 09:00pm News Charley Murphy decides to finish state rep term  Article RBH 

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  09/06/2012 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex - D Primary Lost 31.49% (-8.48%)
  11/02/2010 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 97.19% (+94.38%)
  11/04/2008 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 98.32% (+96.63%)
  11/13/2007 MA State Senate - Fourth Middlesex - Special D Primary Lost 20.69% (-17.71%)
  11/07/2006 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 98.54% (+97.07%)
  11/02/2004 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 64.83% (+29.69%)
  11/05/2002 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 64.96% (+33.69%)
  11/07/2000 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 99.31% (+98.61%)
  11/03/1998 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 99.38% (+98.75%)
  11/05/1996 MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex Won 50.76% (+1.62%)
MA State House - Twenty-First Middlesex - D Primary - Sep 06, 2012 D David Fionda