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Born in 1963, Murphy graduated from Radcliffe College magna cum laude in 1984, and from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1987. Murphy clerked for a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1987-1989), and later worked as a lawyer for the Justice Department (1989-1990). She has also taught law at Temple University, worked for NARAL Pro-Choice America, and is now a member of a private law firm. She was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women in 2003, and is a trustee of the Women's Law Project.
She has two children with her husband, Ted. 
In 2002, she ran Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's campaign in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 2004, she ran for Congress against Republican Jim Gerlach. She lost by 2%, the closest margin for an incumbent re-elected that year.
In 2006, Murphy again ran for Congress in the 6th district. She won the Democratic primary over Mike Leibowitz, a real estate executive, with 73 percent of the vote.
As of September 30, 2006, Gerlach had raised $2.9 million compared to Murphy's $2.8 million, and had $1.2 million cash on hand versus Murphy's $.9 million. The NRCC has also spent $1.6 million in support of Gerlach. Three different polls indicated that there was no clear leader in the race.
Meet the Cash Constituents
- Summary campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics on their Open Secrets PA-06 election profile page
- Detailed campaign contribution data from the Federal Elections Commission for Lois Murphy
Committees and Affiliations
Murphy will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Lois Murphy for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Campaign contact information
Mail: Lois Murphy for Congress
PO Box 312
Narberth, PA 19072
Campaign Office: 109 Forrest Avenue Rear
Narberth, PA 19072