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Timothy 'Tim' F. Murphy
Birthdate: Sept. 11, 1952
Birth Place: Cleveland, OH, United States
Residence: Upper St. Clair, PA
First Elected: 2002
District: District 18
Graduate: University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate: Wheeling Jesuit University
Graduate: Cleveland State University
Tim Murphy was born in Cleveland and now resides in Upper St. Clair, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree at Wheeling Jesuit University, a master's degree at Cleveland State University and a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.
Murphy, a child psychologist, has worked at a number of hospitals and holds two adjunct faculty positions with the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the books "The Angry Child" and "Overcoming Passive Aggression."
Murphy is also a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps.
Murphy was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000. He was elected to the U.S. House in 2002.
Murphy and his wife, Nan, have a daughter.
Tim Murphy represents Pennsylvania's 18th District, a seat formed during a 2000 redistricting plan that includes the South Hills area of Pittsburgh and parts of neighboring Westmoreland and Washington counties.
Murphy voted in 2009 against the approximately $800 billion economic stimulus package backed by President Barack Obama, and voted against the 2010 health care reform bill. Following the June 2012 Supreme Court decision on the bill, he said the bill was "unpopular, unworkable and unsustainable" and called for Congress to repeal it.
In July 2012, Murphy blamed Obama for the state of the economy.
Murphy faced a spirited 2012 primary challenge from a young Republican who claimed Murphy wasn't conservative enough, but the incumbent won easily in the end.
Murphy has supported the recent boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, but opposed a plan to export the gas, which he said could raise prices domestically.
During his tenure as a state senator, Murphy penned the state's Patient Bill of Rights and helped get increased funding for medical research.
Murphy also has been a military advocate. The 911th Airlift Wing was initially put on the Pentagon's list of base closures, but Murphy led the effort in Congress to have it removed, saving 1,600 jobs and ensuring a strong military presence in the region.
Murphy is a supporter of the veterans who live in his region of southwestern Pennsylvania. He helped secure $12.2 million in federal funds to build a new commissary to serve the more than 160,000 veterans, military personnel and their families who live in the area.
Source: Associated Press
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