Patty Murray

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Patty Murray
Patty Murray, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Washington
Assumed office
January 3, 1993
Serving with Maria Cantwell
Preceded by Brock Adams
Democratic Caucus Secretary
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Leader Harry Reid
Preceded by Debbie Stabenow
Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by Kent Conrad
Succeeded by Mike Enzi
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Daniel Akaka
Succeeded by Bernie Sanders
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 1st legislative district
In office
January 9, 1989 – January 11, 1993
Preceded by Bill Kiskaddon
Succeeded by Rosemary McAuliffe
Personal details
Born Patricia Lynn Johns
October 11, 1950 (1950-10-11) (age 66)
Bothell, Washington, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rob Murray
Children Randy
Sara
Residence Bothell, Washington
Alma mater Washington State University, Pullman
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Senate website

Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns; October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

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