I’m Lee Murphy, and I want to be your voice.
I have lived my entire adult life in our great state of Delaware. I began my teaching career at Immaculate Heart of Mary, and have coached at St. Elizabeth’s and St. Mark’s High Schools. I worked in the railroad industry for 35 years, starting as a conductor and ending in management. Since retiring I have pursued an acting career, appearing in commercials, film and TV, recently portraying the Secretary of Defense on House of Cards.
Always interested in politics, I was president of my Parish Council and Civic Association. I ran for NCC Council in 1984 and State Senate in 2000 and 2002. I witnessed 9-11 as my train arrived in NYC on that fateful day. Tragedy struck closer to home when we lost our daughter Kelly in 1993 and Christie, mother of two, in 2014.
From these challenges, I have learned the importance of family, community and a government that protects and defends its citizens. Now a grandfather who is helping to raise two wonderful grandkids, I am committed to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, and pledge to represent, with honor and fairness, my family and yours, and all Delawareans, in the U.S. Congress.