Laura (Laura) M. Murphy (D-SS28)
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District FAX: 847.712.1118
Room 108-E Capitol Building 301 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
880 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Elected: 2015    Next Election: 2020
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Local Government
ChairmanSubcommittee on Election Law
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Financial Institutions
MemberSenate Committee on Assignments
MemberSenate Committee on Executive Appointments
MemberSenate Committee on Public Health
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce and Economic Development
MemberSenate Committee on Higher Education
MemberSenate Committee on Executive
MemberSenate Committee on Insurance
MemberSenate Committee on Committee of the Whole
Counties Representing
Cook / Du Page / Kane


Born into a middle-class family in Park Ridge, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. She spent the last 20 years as an active member of the Des Plaines community, including eight years as an alderman for the city's 3rd Ward.

Murphy has over two decades of experience in health care and social services management. As a member of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, she worked to educate youth on alcohol and tobacco prevention.

Murphy was appointed to the Illinois State Senate in 2015 to represent the 28th Senate District. That district neighbors O'Hare International Airport and includes all or parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Roselle and Schaumburg.

Her working-class background and previous professional experience inform her views on government as an entity that should work toward the betterment of the people and reinforce her belief in the importance of education, public safety and fighting corruption and waste in state government.

Senator Murphy lives in Des Plaines with her husband and son.

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