ORLANDO – Congresswoman-Elect Stephanie Murphy today issued a statement calling for unity following yesterday’s historic election.
Statement from Congresswoman-Elect Stephanie Murphy:
“I am honored and humbled by the trust and faith the people of central Florida have placed in me to represent them in the U.S. Congress. I am also proud that our campaign gave a voice to the true values and priorities of this new and diverse district, which is ultimately why we won. This was a campaign focused on the issues – not partisanship – and I will take the same approach with me to our nation’s capital.
“I got into this race because I was so frustrated by the dysfunction and deadlock in Washington – where special interests and career politicians were the only ones benefitting from a broken government. We campaigned on bringing a new approach to Congress that would prioritize people over politics and would bring both parties together to grow an economy that works for everyone, to make our communities safer, and to get things done again in this country. I will take this same commonsense, bipartisan, and results-driven approach with me to Congress to fight for central Florida.
“We owe it to our new president and our country to come together, put families first again, and to move our nation forward with a stronger middle class. Just as I have always done – whether in business, academia, or in the Pentagon under a Republican president – I will work with anyone who is willing to work with me to get results and to make our great nation even greater.”
Stephanie Murphy is an educator, businesswoman, and former national security specialist who is the Congresswoman-Elect for Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. Stephanie currently works as an executive at Sungate Capital where she is responsible for leading investment efforts and implementing government affairs initiatives. She is also an instructor of business and social entrepreneurship at Rollins College. Previously, Stephanie served as a 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. Stephanie lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children, Liem and Maya, ages six and two.