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Congressman Patrick Murphy

Congressman Patrick Murphy

Representing the 18th District of Florida as a first term Congressman, Patrick Murphy quickly made a name for himself as a principled elected official, not afraid to take a stand on tough issues. While carving out a place in Washington, D.C., Murphy’s platform included strong support for our $9 billion citrus industry and its 76,000 jobs.

Murphy sits on the House Committee on Small Business serving as a ranking member on the Agricultural subcommittee. While encouraging others to vote in favor of the Farm Bill, Murphy argued, “This important bill makes smart investments in much-needed agricultural research, which is essential to the well-being of our local citrus industry that is currently plagued by citrus greening.” He worked hard with other members of Florida’s Congressional delegation to ensure adequate citrus research funding was part of the Farm Bill.

Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Murphy has a sincere passion for the restoration and conservation of Florida’s wildlife. He has a successful history as a small businessman building a company specializing in cleanup efforts and disaster relief. Murphy spent more than six months in the Gulf of Mexico, utilizing his environmentally conscious business, after the 2010 BP oil spill.

Congressman Murphy has also assisted in clearing out unnecessary government spending. Through the bipartisan SAVE acts, more than $230 billion was cut from what was considered wasteful government expenditures. The bill has increased efficiency across multiple federal agencies through the encouragement of more efficient management and incorporating the idea of bulk purchasing.

This November, Congressman Murphy will be running as the incumbent for Florida’s 18th District. Mutual encourages you to vote for Murphy, who is an unwavering supporter of citrus and agriculture in general. With a district that covers a large portion of the East Coast growing region it is essential we have a representative with Patrick’s understanding of our industry’s issues.