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Ed Murray

State Senate District 43 Democrat

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Hometown:

Seattle

Leadership title:

Senate Democratic leader

Biography

Ed Murray has served in the Legislature since 1995, first as a state representative until deciding to run for the Senate in 2006. He has chaired both the House Transportation Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee. An openly gay legislator, Murray has long been behind efforts to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and was the sponsor of the legislation behind Washington's same-sex marriage law.

Contributions by sector

Uncoded$32,180.00
Health$23,100.00
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$18,575.00
General Business$14,950.00
Transportation$12,700.00
Labor$11,346.00
Communications & Electronics$10,275.00
Government Agencies/Education/Other$9,150.00
Energy & Natural Resources$8,800.00
Lawyers & Lobbyists$8,741.00
Agriculture$5,000.00
Construction$3,550.00
Ideology/Single Issue$3,250.00
Non-Contributions$903.00
Candidate Contributions$125.00
Party$36.00
Unitemized Contributions$25.00
Total$162,706.00
Campaign contributions are coded by sector based on the occupation of the donor by Follow the Money, which is part of the National Institute on Money. Contributions listed represent those received during the most recent election year for the legislator. Read more

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