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Tom Murry

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Preceded by  Chris Heagarty
Religion  Baptist
Spouse(s)  Tamara Murry
Name  Tom Murry
Children  Ella, Gretchen
Political party  Republican Party
Profession  Pharmacist

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Born  May 8, 1977 (age 38) Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1977-05-08)
Alma mater  University of Arkansas; PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) Campbell University; Juris Doctor (Law degree)
Residence  Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
Education  University of Arkansas, Campbell University

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Thomas Otis (Tom) Murry (born May 8, 1977) was a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 41st House district in western Wake County between 2011 and 2015. He defeated incumbent Rep. Chris Heagarty in the 2010 general election and was defeated by Gail Adcock in the 2014 general election.

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Background

Murry served as an at-large member of the Morrisville Town Council for five years after winning elections in 2005 and 2009. Murry resigned his council seat to be sworn-in as a member of the NC State House.

In May 2010, Murry defeated Todd Batchelor in the Republican primary before facing Democrat Chris Heagarty for in the November general election. Heagarty had been appointed to the seat just months earlier by Gov. Bev Perdue to fill the remainder of the scandal-plagued term of Democratic Rep. Ty Harrell, who had recently resigned. Murry defeated Heagarty by a 54% to 46% margin.

Murry did not face a primary opponent in 2012. Murry defeated his November 2012 general election opponent, Jim Messina, by a 52-48 percent margin.

Legislative activities

In his first term as Representative of the 41st district, Murry was the primary sponsor of numerous bills involving medical or health care issues in North Carolina, including a GOP-led measure that sought to exempt North Carolina from the federal Affordable Care Act.

Murry also sponsored legislation which sought to expand the state's alternative energy marketplace, and drafted a bill seeking to overhaul North Carolina's economic development efforts.

The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF) called Murry the most pro-business freshman legislator in the NC State House in 2010.

Murry was ranked as the "Most Effective Freshman" in the North Carolina State House for the 2011-12 legislative session by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

Post-General Assembly

Following the 2014 General Election, Murry became the Chief Legal Counsel to North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin, assisting the judiciary with legislative activities and strategic initiatives.

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