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Senator Matt Murphy – 27th District

State Senator Matt Murphy was elected to the Illinois Senate in November, 2006, to represent the 27th District which is comprised of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Inverness, Palatine, Prospect Heights, and South Barrington. It is a two-year term.

Senator Matt Murphy has set his legislative priorities to fight for balanced budgets, protect education funding, provide affordable health care, and work for honest, ethical government.

In 2003, Senator Murphy was elected to serve as a Trustee on the Harper College Board of Trustees. Murphy was able to draw on his knowledge of the community, business expertise, and integrity to lead the charge on providing quality higher education, while keeping tuition rates affordable for the community.

During his tenure, Murphy supported balanced budgets that did not raise executive salaries. He also formed partnerships with universities that offer four-year degrees, further expanding the education opportunities available to local residents.
Additionally, Senator Murphy served as a Trustee on the Greater Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce from 2003-2004.

Senator Murphy is a life-long resident of the northwest suburbs. He grew up in Mt. Prospect and attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights. He resides in Palatine with his wife, Julie, and children, Erin, Molly, Kevin, and Colleen.

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