Patrick Murphy ran unsuccessfully against Marco Rubio for US Senate representing Florida in 2016, during his second term representing the state in the US House.
Murphy’s key accomplishments in office included helping secure nearly $2 billion in Everglades restoration funding, introducing the SAVE Act to eliminate billions in wasteful government spending, and passing legislation to reform the national flood insurance market. One of the first millennials elected to Congress, Murphy was named 2014’s Champion of the Everglades by Audubon Florida for his strong environmental advocacy.
In the House, Murphy served on the Financial Services Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence.
After leaving office in 2017, Murphy was named chair of the Future Forum Foundation, a nonprofit group working to address economic issues facing millennials. He was selected to be one of six Visiting Fellows at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service for the fall 2017 semester, and in 2018 became a Senior Fellow at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.
Previous Office(s) Held:
US House of Representatives (FL-18)