Pledges to Keep Fighting for Jobs, Security, and Opportunity for All Americans
WINTER PARK, FLA. — In a video released on social media to her supporters, Stephanie Murphy today announced she is running for re-election to continue representing Florida’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Murphy, a Democrat first elected in 2016 who is consistently rated as one of the most independent and effective Members of Congress, said she wants to continue to fighting for jobs, security, and opportunity for all Americans.
“Already in this Democratic Congress, we’ve passed historic gun safety legislation and voted to get dark money out of politics. But, we must do more, and I want to keep fighting for you and central Florida. That’s why I’m proud to announce I am running for re-election so that together we can keep moving this country forward,” said Murphy in her announcement video. “I’m running for three reasons: jobs, security, and opportunity. We need more and higher-paying jobs with good benefits. We need to secure this nation and make our communities safer, especially from gun violence. And, we need to ensure every child has an equal opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on earth. I want my kids and your kids to reach for the stars and achieve their dreams.”
Murphy, who earlier this year secured a seat on the influential Ways & Means Committee that has sweeping legislative jurisdiction on fiscal policy, trade, and Social Security and Medicare, is seeking her third term in the U.S. House, after defeating U.S. Rep. John Mica in 2016 by 3 percentage points and State Rep. Mike Miller in 2018 by 15 percentage points. Murphy also successfully defeated a primary challenger in 2018 by 72 percentage points.
For more information about the campaign or to join as a volunteer, visit StephanieMurphyforCongress.com.
First elected in 2016, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes portions of Orange County and all of Seminole County, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, Stephanie was a businesswoman, college instructor, and national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is the first Vietnamese-American woman ever elected to Congress and the first woman to represent this congressional district. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Sean, and her two young children.