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Room E2.710, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
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|Date||Sponsored By||Topic||Time||Video Format|
|02/20/13||Murphy, Jim||Manufacturing Caucus||24 minutes||RealPlayer|
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Jim Murphy represents House District 133 (West Houston) in the Texas Legislature. A brief look at Jim Murphy’s career in business and public service reveals several constant traits: service, leadership, results.
Jim carried these traits to Austin and was successful in passing legislation that helped the residents of House District 133. Jim currently serves on the Small Business and Economic Development Committee and Higher Education. He is also the Chairman for the House Manufacturing Caucus as well as the Chairman of the subcommittee on Manufacturing, and Vice Chairman of the Greater Houston Delegation. Following the 82nd Legislative Session, he was appointed to represent Texas on the US Energy Council, the NCSL Task Force on State and Local Taxation of Communications and E-commerce and the NCSL Committee on Budget and Revenue. He is also the Co-Chair for the Texas Conservative Coalition's task force on Budget and Revenue. He has been appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to serve as the Chair of the Partnership Advisory Commission. Jim was appointed Chair of the House Interim Committee on Manufacturing.
During his first session in 80th Legislature, Jim served as Vice Chair of the Urban Affairs committee and was also a member of the Transportation, and the Rules and Resolutions Committees. He was elected Freshman Class President and authored and passed 15 bills; the most by any first time member. During his second term he served on the House Committee on Ways and Means and Small Business and Economic Development.
Jim’s legislative work was recently recognized by the National Coalition for Capital, Texas Right to Life, and Texas Association of Business. Empower Texas named Murphy one of its 2011 Taxpayer Advocates for his outstanding work on fiscal matters and the Texas Conservative Coalition named him a "Courageous Conservative" for his efforts during the 82nd Legislative Session. The Houston Executive Council named Jim Murphy its Elected Official of the Year for 2007 as a result of his work during the 80th Legislative Session. He was also recognized by Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas for his work on Criminal Justice issues.
Jim was twice elected and served from 1997 to 2006 on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Today, HCC has over 75,000 students and is a key player in regional workforce training.
For the past 20 years, Murphy served as one of the principal driving forces behind the Westchase District – the 4.2 square mile municipal management district in west Houston. Its success has had tremendous positive impact in the community with over $2 billion in new investment and thousands of new jobs. He is now serving as the President of District Management Services.
Murphy’s business leadership includes service as a board member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, West Houston Medical Center and as Past Chairman of the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals. Jim is an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Association of Realtors, and the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Realty Business Coalition, Making It Better, and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.
Murphy’s community service includes work with the Jaycees -- where he served as local President and as State President. He was named one of the Five Outstanding Young Texans in 1995. Jim has coached youth sports and served on the pastoral council of St. Cyril’s Catholic Church. He was also a founder and Vice Chair of the Alief Education Foundation and was appointed to the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute’s Advisory Council by the UT Regents.
Jim Murphy grew up in Houston and graduated from Strake Jesuit and UT Austin. He and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Murphy, have two teenage sons, Robert and Pace.last updated on 02/19/2013