Timothy Murphy: One of Three Democrats Hoping to Challenge Patrick McHenry in NC-10

Hello, All

With the Primary coming up in six weeks, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as one of the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for US House in District 10.

My name is Timothy Murphy. I am an independent contractor for a local newspaper (translation: Rural Paper Carrier) and a minimum wage earner. I am a former NC Public Schools teacher and small business owner. I consider myself to be a Pragmatic Liberal. I like to think of myself as being in the mold of FDR and LBJ. I am pro-choice, pro-marriage equality, pro-universal health care, and (as a country boy and former hunter) pro-Second Amendment when it comes to the legitimate use of legal, registered firearms.

I am a political novice. I have neither held nor sought public office. I decided to enter the race when I came to the conclusion that the only way for me and those like me (regular, working-class liberals and moderates) to be represented by someone who shares our values and has the best interests of the area as his/her primary motivation was to try and do it myself.

This Primary is not going to be an acrimonious one. We (the Democratic candidates) share a common goal: To bring responsive representation to NC-10. As long as one of us wins the seat, the District wins. I would like to be the one to challenge for that seat in the fall and ask that you check out my website to learn more about me and consider making me your choice for the nomination.

Thank You,
Timothy Murphy
Rutherfordton, NC

My campaign website: www.timothymurphyforcongress.com

My fellow Primary candidates:
Rep. Patsy Keever www.patsykeever.com
Mayor Terry Bellamy www.bellamyforcongress.com


Timothy Murphy for US House

Just a short comment relating to Timothy Murphy as a viable alternative for Democrats to consider in the race for the US House District 10. I have known Timothy for several years and he has impressed me with his honesty and compassion. He is the rare person who can literally carry on a conversation about anything with anybody and listen as intelligently as he speaks. I believe the ability to listen fairly without bias should be a prerequisite of all political office candidates. Timothy is also a dedicated family man with deep roots in North Carolina and has a strong work ethic; there will never be any doubt that is his on the job around the clock studying the issues, listening to the public and acting accordingly. He is as impressive a student of past, present and future issues and laws as i have met. Lastly, he is a good husband, father and friend. I don't think he has ever met a stranger. The kind of man you should seriously consider for the Democratic nomination for the US house.