Michael Murphy

Biographical Information

Born: June 21, 1952 in Chicago, IL
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Bonita
Children: Brandon and Rachel
Education: Doctorate of Ministry and master's of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary, master's from Michigan State University, bachelor's degree from DePaul University
Employment/Military Record: Worked as a pastor for St. Stephen's Community Church, United Church of Christ
Community Activities: Active in NAACP, Ingham Regional Medical Center Trustee, People United to Lead Lansing, African American Health Institute

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: First elected to state House in 2000 and re-elected in 2002 and 2004 (Primary Election results, General Election results), former member of Lansing city council (1997-2000);

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 68th District 2004
General Vote: 27,455 of 39,891 (68%)
Primary Vote: 4,059 of 5,008 (81%)

Michigan House 68th District 2002
General Vote: 18,824 of 28,141 (66%)
Primary Vote: 9,440 of 9,440 (100%)

Political Activities: Children's services advisor to Governor Blanchard, director human relations and community services for Lansing

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