MURRAY, Patty, (1950 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1993-
Party: Democrat

MURRAY, Patty, a Senator from Washington; born in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 11, 1950; graduated, Washington State University 1972; education volunteer 1977-1984; instructor, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Wash., 1984-1987; citizen lobbyist for environmental and educational issues 1983-1988; member, board of directors, Shoreline School District 1985-1989, serving as president and legislative representative for two terms; member, Washington state senate 1988-1992, Democratic whip 1990-1992; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992; reelected in 1998, 2004 and again in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; chairwoman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2001-2003, 2011-2013), Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth Congress), Committee on the Budget (One Hundred Thirteenth Congress); Democratic Conference secretary (2007-).