Erin Murphy

Born:March 13, 1960 (age 64)
Career:Minnesota State Senate, 2021-present
Minnesota House of Representatives, 2007-2019
Education:B.S., University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
M.A., College of St. Catherine

Erin Murphy assumed office in the Minnesota State Senate on January 5, 2021. She previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2019. She was a 2018 Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota, but lost in the primary.

Murphy was born March 13, 1960. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in 1984 and her Master of Arts in organizational leadership in health care at the College of St. Catherine in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2005. She attended the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota from 2005 to 2006 as a policy fellow

Murphy is a registered nurse and a former executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association. She previously worked as legislative director for former Minnesota Attorney General Hubert H. Humphrey III and as community relations director for the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. She also previously served on the board of directors of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, as a member of the board of trustees of the American Nurses Association political action committee, and as an executive board member of the Minnesota chapter of the AFL–CIO.

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