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Chris Murphy

Senator Christopher S. Murphy, the junior United States Senator for Connecticut, has dedicated his career to public service. Elected to the Senate in 2012, Murphy has been a leading voice fighting to create jobs, provide affordable healthcare to all Americans, make sensible changes to our nation's gun laws and articulate a forward-looking foreign policy. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives

Since joining the Senate Chris has earned a reputation as a serious legislator who is willing to stand up for his principles and reach across the aisle. From local Connecticut issues like transportation and manufacturing to important national issues like foreign policy and mental health reform, Chris shows that he listens to his constituents and works hard on their behalf.

Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and practiced real estate and banking law with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford. Before getting elected to Congress, Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Murphy is married to Cathy Holahan, an attorney. They have two young sons named Owen and Rider, and a cat, Ramona.

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