Patty Murray

American politician and educator, US Senate President Pro Tempore (born 1950)

Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns; October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Patty Murray
Patty Murray, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Official portrait, 2013
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Senate Assistant Democratic Leader
In office
January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2023
LeaderChuck Schumer
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
United States Senator
from Washington
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Serving with Maria Cantwell
Preceded byBrock Adams
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
Preceded byPatrick Leahy
Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
In office
February 3, 2021 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byLamar Alexander
Succeeded byBernie Sanders
Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – February 3, 2021
Preceded byLamar Alexander
Succeeded byRichard Burr
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2017
LeaderHarry Reid
Preceded byDebbie Stabenow
Succeeded byTammy Baldwin
Chair of the Senate Budget Committee
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byKent Conrad
Succeeded byMike Enzi
Chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byDaniel Akaka
Succeeded byBernie Sanders
Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
LeaderHarry Reid
Preceded byBob Menendez
Succeeded byMichael Bennet
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2003
LeaderTom Daschle
Preceded byRobert Torricelli
Succeeded byJon Corzine
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 1st district
In office
January 9, 1989 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byBill Kiskaddon
Succeeded byRosemary McAuliffe
Personal details
Born
Patricia Lynn Johns

(1950-10-11) October 11, 1950 (age 72)
Bothell, Washington, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Rob Murray (m. 1972)
Children2
EducationWashington State University (BA)
Occupation
  • Politician
  • environmentalist
  • educator
ProfessionTeacher
Signature
WebsiteSenate website

Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

With Patrick Leahy's retirement, Murray became the Senate President pro tempore in the 118th Congress, becoming the first female to hold the position in history.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Staff. "Sen. Patty Murray expected to become third in line for presidency". KING-5. Retrieved 17 November 2022.

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