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Murray, Rich

House 2011-2012 (District 27A)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Freeborn, Mower


Date of Birth: 7/21/1957
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Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Reported Minority: None Reported
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City of Residence (when first elected): Albert Lea
Occupation (when first elected): Small Business Owner; Investment Advisor, President and Managing Director, ISC Financial Advisors


Mankato State University; B.S.; Business
University of St. Thomas; M.B.A.; Business


Military: United States Army; [Dates Unknown]


Spouse: Sandy (married around 1976)
Children: Four children
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota around 1983.

He was a baseball, traveling baseball and Junior High football coach.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Religion provided by his 2010 campaign website.

Total Days Served: 735


87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 27A
Elected: 11/2/2010
Residence: Albert Lea
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
Counties Represented: Freeborn, Mower
Occupation: Small Business Owner; Investment Advisor, President and Managing Director, ISC Financial Advisors
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2011 1st Sp.S. - Author
  • Government Operations and Elections Minutes
  • Jobs and Economic Development Finance Minutes
  • State Government Finance Minutes
  • Transportation Policy and Finance Minutes
Session Notes: His margin of victory over Robin Brown was only 57 votes so an automatic recount occurred. After the recount he was declared the winner by 57 votes.
Session Interviews
Session Interview (Video) 2011 House Interview

Articles & Books About
Schutz, Lee Ann. "Start Early and Stay Late." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 28, 2011, p. 20.

These files are available in the Legislative Reference Library.

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.