Weekly Newsletter: March 3, 2023

For my friends and constituents who may not have heard the news, this past week I announced that I will NOT be running for re-election to the General Assembly.

This was my ninth year in the House of Delegates. During my tenure, I served as the Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee and was a member of the Finance and General Laws Committees. I founded the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus and the Rare Disease Caucus. I was also a part of the Veterans Caucus and the Board of Veterans Services. 

I have served under four governors and four speakers of the House, including the first woman speaker, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn. Per tradition, the Speaker of the House is nominated by a delegate from each party. I was honored to second the nomination of current Speaker Todd Gilbert.

It has been rewarding to introduce impactful legislation each year to improve the lives of my constituents - sometimes in big ways, other times small. I have passed bills targeting gun safety, hazing prevention, expanding broadband, increasing safety in schools, improving healthcare for people with rare diseases, supporting the needs of veterans (especially our women veterans), and so much more. It has been equally frustrating to have meaningful legislation die simply because my party was not in the majority. 

I will miss working with you and for you. Thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to represent the people of the 34th District. It has been a tremendous honor. 

I will continue to serve as your delegate until next January. I encourage you to support Delegate Rip Sullivan, who is running for my seat in our newly-drawn district, which will become House District 6. I hope you will Vote Blue.

Warm Wishes,

Delegate Kathleen Murphy

Delegate Murphy along with staff at the floor of the General Assembly


Join Delegate Rip Sullivan Next Thursday!

My friend and colleague, Delegate Rip Sullivan, is running to represent you in the newly-drawn 6th House District. Please join me and Senator Tim Kaine to kick off Delegate Sullivan's campaign on Thursday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m. The address will be provided upon RSVP. I hope to see you there!

Please RSVP here.

Campaign kickoff graphic with Delegate Rip Sullivan, Senator Tim Kaine, and Delegate Kathleen Murphy

McLean Community Center Governing Board Elections

McLean Community Center is looking for district residents to serve on its Governing Board. The Board, which is composed of volunteers elected by the community, sets policy, approves budgets and provides general oversight for Center programs and facilities. Board members have a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents of Dranesville Small District 1A.

There are three adult board seats and two youth board seats. Adults must be 18 years of age or older on May 20, 2023 (McLean Day 2023). Youths must be 15-17 years old on May 20, 2023—that is, born May 21, 2005 to May 20, 2008.

Candidates must pick up Candidate Packets in person at MCC during business hours. For more information click HERE.