Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate


About Patrick

Congressman Patrick E. Murphy represents Florida’s 18th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Born and raised in Florida, Patrick worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for Deloitte & Touche before starting his own environmental cleanup business.  He was first elected to Congress in 2012 after defeating Tea Party firebrand Allen West.

In Congress, Murphy has focused on championing the middle class, strengthening Social Security and Medicare for future generations, protecting Florida’s environment and precious coastline, and breaking through the partisan gridlock in Washington.  He currently serves on the House Financial Services and Intelligence committees, and is a founder and co-chair of the United Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of freshman and sophomore lawmakers dedicated to finding solutions to the nation’s fiscal issues.  In 2014, Patrick was named Champion of the Everglades by the Florida Audubon Society.

Patrick, 32, lives in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County.


Patrick's Announcement

“I’ve spent the last several months considering the best way I can continue to serve the people of Florida, and today, after much thought and discussion with people from across this state, I’m proud to announce that I will be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2016.

“I’m a CPA and small businessman — not a career politician — who saw the dysfunction in Washington and decided to do something about it. I’m running for the U.S. Senate for the same reason I ran for Congress in 2012 — Washington is full of hyper-partisan politicians who can’t, or won’t, get anything done, and Florida deserves better. I’m a consensus-builder who is working to boost the economy by cutting waste in government, raise the minimum wage, strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and protect the Everglades. I’ve done all of this by being an independent voice for Florida, and that’s what the Senate needs more of right now.

“For years, Senator Rubio has put his presidential ambitions before the needs of the people of this state. We need a leader in the Senate whose eyes are firmly fixed on the people of Florida by working together to get things done. In the coming months, I look forward to meeting Floridians across the state to listen, earn their trust, and ask for their support.”