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Virginia Restricts Use Of Public Roads In Neighborhoods
thenewspaper.comDecember 13, 2019 (Short)

Virginia Restricts Use Of Public Roads In Neighborhoods
thenewspaper.com – December 13, 2019

State Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) introduced the legislation making the non-resident bans possible. Her bill sailed through the state Senate on a 32 to 7 vote, and the measure cleared the House of Delegates without opposition.

“A county operating under the urban county executive form of government may by ordinance develop a program to issue resident permits or stickers to residents of a designated area that will allow such residents to make turns into or out of the designated area during certain times of the day when such turns would otherwise be restricted,” Virginia Code Section 15.2-2022.1 states.

On Saturday, the Virginia House Democratic Caucus announced their remaining elected leadership positions. The election results are as follows:

Vice Chair of Operations: Jeion Ward
Vice Chair of Outreach: Kathleen Murphy
Secretary: Marcus Simon
Treasurer: Betsy Carr
Sergeant-at-Arms: Delores McQuinn

“I am pleased to congratulate Dels. Jeion Ward, Kathleen Murphy, Betsy Carr, and Delores McQuinn on their re-election to caucus leadership positions and to welcome Del. Marcus Simon to his new role as Secretary,” said Caucus Chair Rip Sullivan.

Democrats walk away with Fairfax election, gain legislative majorities
Inside Nova , Brian TrompterNovember 7, 2019 (Short)

It would be tough to imagine a better night than Nov. 5 was for local Democrats.

Candidates backed by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee secured all but one of the 10 seats on the county’s Board of Supervisors, had a strong showing in the School Board race and beat back an independent challenger for commonwealth’s attorney.

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34th) received 10,004 votes (56.7 percent) to defeat Republican challenger Gary Pan, who earned 7,630 votes (43.2 percent).

Kathleen Murphy For Delegate – “Good Things”
Murphy for DelegateJune 28, 2015 (00:30)

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate for District 34 since 2015
Affiliation: Democrat

Overview: N/A

About

Kathleen Murphy

Source: Campaign page

Prior to her service in the General Assembly, Kathleen was President of Johnson Murphy & Associates – a McLean consulting firm providing strategic counseling and legislative strategies for companies and non-profit organizations. During the Clinton Administration, she worked as a Senior Advisor for International Trade issues at the Department of Commerce and handled Congressional Affairs at USAID. Previously, she was senior staff for Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-TX), where she handled Defense and Foreign Operations appropriations. Throughout her career, Kathleen has held a Top Secret Security clearance.

Kathleen helped found Salute Our Services, which was created to connect deployed service members to their families. She also helped found Kids Serve Too, an organization to honor and support children in military families. Kathleen played a critical role in Women’s Campaign International, an organization dedicated to teaching women in developing countries how to become political leaders, and was a founding member of the Congressional Wives Task Force, an advocacy group that focused on ensuring accurate nutrition labeling on food products and decreasing violence in children’s television.

Kathleen is a member of the McLean Community Foundation. She served on the Human Services Council for Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Health Care Task Force. She serves on a fundraising board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She graduated from American University magna cum laude. Kathleen is the mother of four children. She and her husband, Bill Sudow, are long time McLean residents.

Experience

Work Experience

  • President
    Johnson Murphy & Associates
    2019 to present

    a McLean consulting firm providing strategic counseling and legislative strategies for companies and non-profit organizations.

Education

  • B.A.
    American University
    2019 to present

    Magna cum laude

Personal

Birth Year: 1948
Gender: Female
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Catholic
Spouse: William E. Sudow
Children: Mark, Emily Hynes, Elizabeth, Amanda, Elyse Howard, and Alyson Bailey
Membership & Affiliation: McLean Community Foundation
Fairfax County Human Services Council
Fairfax County Health Care Task Force
Cystic Fibrosis Committee
McLean Chamber of Commerce
McLean Community Association
Dranesville District Democratic Committee/Fairfax County Democratic Committee

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Adrienne Tetreault
Administrative Assistant During Session: Susan Bain

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1034

District Office
P.O. Box 146
McLean, VA 22101
Office:
Phone: (804) 698-1034

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

Murphy is President of Johnson Murphy & Associates (2000-present), a consulting firm based in McLean that provides strategic counseling and builds legislative strategies for companies and non-profit organizations. Previously she worked as a Senior Advisor for International Trade issues at the Department of Commerce (2000-20001) and handled Congressional Affairs at USAID (1996-2000) during the Clinton administration. She worked for Congressman Charlie Wilson (D-TX)(1993-1996) where she held a Top Secret security clearance and handled Defense and Foreign Operations appropriations. She was a writer and producer at Nickelodeon and deputy director of women’s outreach at the Democratic National Committee. Murphy helped found Salute Our Services, which helped connect service members deployed overseas with their families and Kids Serve Too, an organization to honor and support children in military families. Kathleen has played a critical role in Women’s Campaign International, an organization dedicated to teaching women in developing countries how to become political leaders, and now serves on their advisory board. She was a founding member of the Congressional Wives Task Force, an advocacy group that focused on nutrition labeling and violence in children’s television.

Murphy is currently a member of the Human Services Council for Fairfax County, the McLean Community Foundation, the Fairfax County Health Care Task Force and serves on a fundraising board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is an active member of the Fairfax County Democratic Party and has worked as a Precinct leader for over 15 years. She graduated from American University, magna cum laude. Murphy is the mother of 4 children and 2 step children. She and her husband, attorney Bill Sudow, are long time McLean residents.

Recent Elections

2019 State Delegate

Kathleen J. Murphy (D)17,14358.35%
Gary G. Pan (R)12,21341.57%
Write-In (Write-in)230.08%
TOTAL29,379

2017 State Delegate

Kathleen Murphy (D)20,52260.9%
Cheryl Anne Buford (R)13,14639.0%
Write In (Write-in)200.1%
TOTAL33,688

2015 State Delegate

Kathleen Murphy (D)6,41951.2%
Craig Alan Parisot (R)6,09348.6%
Write In (Write-in)170.1%
TOTAL12,529

2013 State Delegate

Kathleen Murphy (D)10,82050.4%
Craig Alan Parisot (R)10,63249.5%
Write In (Write-in)160.1%
TOTAL21,468

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

MURPHY, KATHLEEN JOHNSON has run in 5 races for public office, winning 3 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,735,896.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Transportation
General Laws
Counties Cities and Towns

Subcommittees

Counties Cities and Towns – Subcommittee #3
General Laws – Subcommittee #4
Transportation – Subcommittee #3

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Civil Rights

Protecting Women’s Rights

Women’s rights are human rights. It has been almost 50 years since the US Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment and sent it to the States for ratification. The only right explicitly granted to women by the Constitution is the right to vote. The ERA ensures equal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex. It ensures equality in the workplace, in education, and in pay.

On average, women earn only 81 cents for every dollar earned by men. The number is even lower for women of color. It has been more than 50 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law making it illegal to pay unequal wages to men and women who do the same or equal work. It is time to end the wage gap.

I believe we must protect a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, including choices about contraception. I am a strong voice against the passage of bills that attempt to limit a woman’s access to health care or that attempt to close clinics that provide life-saving cancer screenings. Women should make their health care decisions with their doctors, not their legislators.

Protecting our Communities and our Children

Gun violence has become all too common in our society.  In the wake of recent tragedies it is clear that we need sensible gun solutions that will keep our children and communities safe from gun violence.  I support enhanced background checks and closing the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase guns without a background check.  The NRA supported background checks after the tragedy at Columbine High School.  It is stunning that they have turned their backs on such sensible regulations.

I lost my brother to gun violence.  Two gunmen robbed and murdered him.  He was the father of five young children, a loving husband, a thoughtful son and a really fun brother.

I work with local groups, police, and concerned citizens to find reasonable regulations to help prevent these terrible tragedies. We must do our best to stop criminals and the mentally ill from obtaining dangerous weapons. And we must fund programs and services for the dangerously mentally ill.

Economy

Economic Development & Growth

Virginia has many assets that make it attractive to do business and raise families. We have excellent schools, a great quality of life, and a competitive corporate tax rate that make Virginia one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family.

In order to grow our economy we must support our schools, ensure access to affordable health care and deal with our growing transportation challenges. We also must make sure that Virginia is a welcoming community for all workers and their families.

As your Delegate I have been recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for my work to promote and support a healthy and welcoming climate for business.

Education

Education

Education is an investment in our future. It is key to ensuring that our children will have opportunities to succeed and for building and strengthening a healthy economy. Virginia has consistently been rated as a leader in providing a world-class education for students in our public schools and universities.

We must take measures to ensure that our public schools remain competitive in a changing 21st century economy and promote innovative opportunities and practical solutions to improve education in Virginia.

Unfortunately, our schools are underfunded, and our teachers are underpaid. As your Delegate, I am committed to making responsible budget decisions that protect funding streams that our communities depend on to support our local schools.

Our Universities and Community Colleges are among the best in the country. An educated workforce is key to our region’s economic growth. In order to ensure that they remain among the best we need to support them financially. As financial support from the Commonwealth has decreased for our universities, tuition has gone up for our students. We need to continue working with our Universities and Community Colleges to keep higher education affordable. Our Community Colleges are a pathway to an affordable college education and a great resource for providing workforce training.

Health Care

Health Care

Affordable health care is a core necessity for all Virginians. The passage of Medicaid Expansion meant that over 300 thousand Virginians now have access to affordable healthcare. There is still work to be done to protect healthcare as a right and make prescription drugs affordable. It is essential that we tackle the problems associated with opioid abuse, including over-prescription. There should be treatment options available for these addictions to help with recovery.

I started the Rare Disease Caucus to help families who deal with the challenges of a child or family member who has a rare disease. I have offered legislation to expand coverage for several rare diseases.

Infrastructure

Transportation & Infrastructure

Northern Virginia has a transportation problem. We know that transportation, infrastructure and education together are key investments that fuel future economic growth and impact our quality of life. We waste hours sitting in traffic. We want real transportation solutions.

I opposed adding tolls to I-66 inside the Beltway. The plan adding tolls to I-66 has not adequately addressed the problems commuters are seeing, and has pushed more traffic into our neighborhoods, and acted as a tax on already stressed commuters.

I am working for efficient use of transportation funds and for Northern Virginia to get its fair share. We need to make sure these funds are allocated to the critical projects that will relieve congestion, improve intersections, and ensure pedestrian and bike safety.

For too many years we have deferred investments in our infrastructure. This has not only impacted our economic growth, it is a safety issue. Our roads, highways, and bridges are our lifeline. Rebuilding, repairing, and improving aging roads and bridges must be a priority.

Safety

Gun Violence

I lost my brother to gun violence. Two gunmen robbed and murdered him. He was the father of five young children, a loving husband, a thoughtful son and a really fun brother.

Gun violence has become all too common in our society. In the wake of recent tragedies it is clear that we need sensible gun safety solutions that will keep our children and communities safe from gun violence. I support enhanced background checks and closing the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase guns without a background check. I support banning bump stocks and semi automatic firearms with high capacity magazines that are designed and configured for rapid fire and combat use.

I started the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus with Senator Adam Ebbin to ensure our efforts would be bi-cameral. I co-chaired the Safe Virginia Initiative and after speaking with people across the Commonwealth we authored a report on gun violence prevention and our responsibility to our communities. I continue to work with local groups, police, and concerned citizens to find reasonable regulations to help prevent these terrible tragedies. We must do our best to stop criminals and the mentally ill from obtaining dangerous weapons.This should be a bipartisan issue.

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