The Candidate: Matt Murphy
The Race: Republican Candidate for the Illinois Senate in the 27th District
The Competition: David R. Page
The Buzz: Matt Murphy, state senator since 2006, lists his legislative priorities as a balanced budget, protection for education funding and affordable healthcare.
Murphy co-sponsored HB3923 in the senate, which provides for more open meetings to discuss the investment of funds for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund, according to his website.
He also co-sponsored SB1344, which prohibits public officials from putting their own images on billboards and electronic signs funded by taxpayers.