Erin Murphy

Born:March 13, 1960 (age 58)
Career:Minnesota House of Representatives, 2007-present
Education:B.S., University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh
M.A., College of St. Catherine

Erin Murphy has served in the Minnesota House of Representatives since 2007 and as majority leader of the House since 2013. She wasa 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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