Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

Summary

Current Position: US Representative since 2020
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Representative

As a newcomer to politics Dr. Murphy served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019. During his second term in the General Assembly, he served as Senior Chair of Health Policy and Chair of Health and Human Services Appropriations.

While he was successful in getting a variety of legislation passed, he was the Primary Sponsor of both the STOP Act and the HOPE Act, North Carolina’s two main legislative actions to combat the Opioid Crisis. He led efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s Medicaid system which saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars during his tenure.

Source: Government page

About

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Source: Government page

Dr. Gregory Murphy, originally from Raleigh, graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College in 1985. He then attended UNC School of Medicine graduating with Honors and a member of AOA. After doing his residency in Urology and Renal Transplantation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, he and his wife settled in Greenville, NC to begin his practice. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children all are either working or in graduate school. He was formerly President of Eastern Urological Associates in Greenville and Affiliate Professor and Chief of the Division of Urology at the ECU School of Medicine. He recently served as Davidson College’s Alumni President and was on its Board of Trustees. Outside of work he has traveled extensively for the last 35 years to Third World Countries including India, several parts of Africa, Nicaragua and Haiti  as a Medical Missionary.

Dr. Murphy’s professional career has been primarily one of clinical practice and administrative leadership positions. His surgical practice site is Vidant Medical Center, a 1,000 bed level 1 Trauma Center, which serves 29 eastern NC counties. He served for three years as Chief of Staff of the Medical Center. He previously served on the Board of the NC Urological Association, on the Board of Directors of the South Eastern Section of the American Urological Association and on the Executive Board of the Judicial and Ethics Committee for the American Urological Association as well as on the By-Laws Committee. He is a member in good standing of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine.

As a newcomer to politics Dr. Murphy served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019. During his second term in the General Assembly, he served as Senior Chair of Health Policy and Chair of Health and Human Services Appropriations. While he was successful in getting a variety of legislation passed, he was the Primary Sponsor of both the STOP Act and the HOPE Act, North Carolina’s two main legislative actions to combat the Opioid Crisis. He led efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s Medicaid system which saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars during his tenure.

Dr. Murphy, along with 25 other candidates, ran in a Special Election in 2019 to replace Congressman Walter B Jones, Jr, who passed away after serving the citizens of the NC District 3 for more than  22 years. Running against 16 other Republicans, he came in first in the Primary but had to compete in a runoff two  months later. He won the run off by more than 20 points and then won the General Election two months later with 61 percent of the vote. As a freshman in the US Congress, he serves on the Science and Technology Committee as well as the Education and Labor Committee.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Urologist

Education

Personal

Birth Year: 1963
Place of Birth: Raleigh, NC
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Spouse: Wendy Murphy

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington, D.C. Office
2333 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3415

Edenton Office
101 W. King St.
Edenton, NC 27932
Phone: (252) 368-8866

Greenville Office
1105 Corporate Dr., Suite C
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 931-1003

Jacksonville Office
234 Northwest Corridor Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: (910) 937-6929

Web

Government Page, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 General Election for District 3

Gregory Murphy (R)70,40761.7%
Allen Thomas (D)42,73837.5%
Greg Holt ()5070.4%
Tim Harris (L)3940.3%
TOTAL114,046

Source: Ballotpedia

Finances

MURPHY, GREGORY FRANCIS (GREG) has run in 4 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,752,610.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Education & Labor Committee
Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Subcommittees

Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee
Workforce Protections Subcommittee
Environment Subcommittee

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov

Issues

Source: Government page

Limited Government 

The Constitution begins with the words We the People, a strong message sent by the Founding Fathers that our government exists only because the people authorize it to exist. The Constitution is not a document that lays out what the government can do. In fact it is just the opposite, it lays out all the things the federal government cannot do. The 10th Amendment goes so far as to reassure us that all the powers not specifically given to the federal government resting the hands of the people and the states. I believe in a traditional interpretation of the Constitution and I will go to Washington with the goal of decreasing the size and scope of the federal government and to move as much power away from Washington and back to North Carolina and its people.

 Spending & Debt 

Our national debt recently passed $22 trillion and despite this staggering number, our government continues to borrow over 40% of every dollar it spends. I support a Balance Budget Amendment and will always look for and support spending cuts, with an eye toward clearing defining wants from needs. We must curtail this out of control spending that is mortgaging our children’s futures.

Support President Trump 

President Trump is one of the few Presidents in recent memory who is attempting to do exactly what he said he was going to do on the campaign trail.  If Senate Republicans had supported him, Obamacare would have been repealed.  I will support the Trump agenda because it is the people’s agenda, especially Eastern North Carolina that voted so overwhelming in his favor.

Supporting Our Military 

Promises made should be promises kept. That standard goes for our active duty military who stand in harms way to protect our freedoms, as well as our veterans who have honorably served our nation. Our area contributes as much as any in the nation to our armed forces and we must make sure our services, for both active duty, veterans and their families are second to none.

National Defense 

The United States is the world’s great superpower and maintaining a strong national defense is a Constitutional mandate that must be upheld. We must follow the council of our military leaders and make sure they have the tools they need to protect our freedoms around the world.

2nd Amendment 

The Founding Father’s did not randomly select the order of the Amendments and the fact that the right to bear arms is so near the top is telling. Reactionary responses to crimes involving guns overlooks the basic facts that more restrictive gun laws will have little effect on crime because by nature, criminals do not follow the law. Combine these freedom supporting principles with personal protection rights and our sporting heritage and I see no reason to place further burdens on law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms.

Immigration 

Legal and orderly immigration has been an important part of the fabric of our Nation. Allowing individuals to cross our borders illegally endangers our national security, weakens our economy and is an affront to the millions who have played by the rules and entered our nation through the proper legal channels. We must enforce the laws already in place, oppose amnesty for those who broke those laws and provide funding to secure our borders as a matter of both national security and of principle.

Healthcare

As a physician, I have firsthand knowledge of the healthcare crisis in our nation and the role the federal government played in getting us there. Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed and we must do everything possible to dismantle any remnants of that failed policy. I support healthcare reforms that put the decision making process of doctor choice and treatment options in the hands of the citizens and will look for new and innovative ways to implement such changes.

Protecting the Innocent Unborn 

I am solidly pro-life and will do all within my power to protect the innocent unborn. As a Christian, I also will work to show compassion for those having to make this decision and provide as many alternatives as possible, including reducing barriers to adoption.

 

News

News Posts

Murphy Statement Amid Coronavirus Outbreak After Hearing from Constituents in Eastern North Carolina
Government page – March 18, 2020

Greenville, N.C. – Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) provided the following statement amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“While working at home in eastern North Carolina, I’ve been hearing many concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak from my constituents, and rightfully so. Considering the many effects that come with the practice of social distancing, this is a difficult time for working families and small business owners who live paycheck to paycheck. Not to mention those who have the virus or have loved ones who are infected with the virus. Congress and the President are working very hard to find solutions to many of the problems facing the American people,” said Murphy.

“The first funding package Congress passed on March 4th enables the Small Business Administration to distribute $7 billion in low-interest loans to small businesses affected by global supply chain disruption. These loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t wait throughout this time of isolation. Congress is proactively working on two more packages as well to help families in need. We understand the great burden these shutdowns have had on small business and we want to find how we can best help them in this time of unique need.

“I have been in frequent contact with my colleagues in Congress as well as state and local leaders to discuss further remedies to this crisis. We are in uncharted territory. We will get through it as individuals, families, communities and as a nation. We will find a path forward. I will provide updates as I receive them and will continue to listen closely to the thoughts and concerns of eastern North Carolinians.”

Murphy to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 23 Focused on COVID-19
Government page – March 19, 2020

Greenville, N.C. – Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) will host a virtual town hall event focused on the Coronavirus outbreak on Monday, March 23 from 7:30-8:30PM. Dr. Murphy will open with a general statement and update on the current status of the situation. After, he will take questions from those in the audience. Everyone who remains on the line will be able to listen to the question and answer portion. If a constituent would like to ask a question but time runs out, they can leave a voicemail and will receive a response from the Congressman. The participant call-in phone number is (888) 460-0109. “During a national crisis such as this, it’s important for government leaders to inform the public about the facts on the ground and answer their questions and concerns. In order to make myself available to the most constituents possible from every corner of our large Congressional District, I decided a telephone town hall is the best medium to educate people and answer their questions,” said Murphy. “I hope that many will participate to learn more about how to prevent the further spread of the Coronavirus; steps federal, state and local governments have taken to prevent community spread and treat those who are infected; and how you can access the many fiscal benefits that Congress and the president have made available in response to the outbreak. We are in a truly historic moment—let’s tackle this problem together.”

Twitter

Videos

Speeches

President Trump Asks Voters in North Carolina to Vote for Greg Murphy and Dan Bishop
Greg Murphy
Published on September 9, 2019
By: Greg Murphy

At a Keep America Great Rally in Fayetteville, NC, President Trump Asks Voters to Vote for Greg Murphy and Dan Bishop in two special elections for Congress on September 10, 2019.

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Other Videos

Congressman Greg Murphy attends open house for new office
WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side
Published on November 6, 2019
By: WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side

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