Representative Patrick MurphyRepresentative Patrick Murphy

Key Information

  • District: Florida’s 18th
  • Party: Democrat
  • Term: 2012-2014
  • Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Small Business
  • Caucuses: New Democrat Coalition, Congressional United Solutions Caucus, Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Congressional Boating Caucus, Congressional Caucus on Access to Capital & Credit, Congressional CPA and Accountants Caucus, Congressional Everglades Caucus, Congressional Small Business Caucus, Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, Florida Ports Caucus, No Labels' Problem Solvers Group, Co-Chair, Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security (PORTS) Caucus
  • Ally Since: 2012


Congressman Murphy was born and raised in Florida, spending most of his childhood in the Florida Keys. Much of his youth was spent on construction sites of his family-owned construction company, Coastal Construction Group (CCG). His family has been in the construction industry for five generations and Congressman Murphy continued in the industry, working as a day laborer through college and most recently, starting his own small business, Coastal Environmental Services, which specializes in disaster relief and cleanup efforts. CCG was named one of the nation’s top “Green Contractors.” In 2010, Congressman Murphy spent six months working in the Gulf of Mexico to help with cleanup efforts following the BP oil spill.

Before starting Coastal Environmental Services, Congressman Murphy earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Miami, graduating with dual majors in accounting and finance. After graduating, he went to work as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for Deloitte and Touche as an auditor of Fortune 500 companies. Congressman Murphy is one of only 10 CPAs currently serving in the House of Representatives.

Foreign Policy Views

Video of Representative Murphy speaking to America’s Impact on February 27th, 2013

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