Patricia Lynn Murray is the senior United States Senator from Washington, and the state’s first woman senator. Murray serves as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary, which gives her the fifth-highest rank in the caucus. Murray also serves as a senior member of the Committee on Appropriations and the chairwoman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. When Murray was a citizen-lobbyist for environmental and educational issues, a state representative told her she couldn’t make a difference because Murray was just a “mom in tennis shoes.” This phrase has become Patricia Lynn Murray’s theme in a series of successful political campaigns.

The official senatorial biography of Patty Lynn Murray

Patty Lynn Murray’s biography on Wikipedia, which includes her legislative history and educational background.

ADAO Applauds Unanimous Passage of Patty Murray’s Ban Asbestos in America Act by U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Sky News has published an profile and photos of Senator Patty Lynn Murray.

Washington State Magazines profile of Senator Patty Murray outlines her humble beginnings and rise to political prominence.

Senator Patty Murray leads efforts to preserve salmon in recovery program.

Senator Patty Murray Announces Over $68 Million in Recovery Funding to Improve Washington State’s Water Quality.

Senator Patty Murray announces her support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, calling the judge “an unquestionably qualified Supreme Court choice and an unparalleled example of the true spirit and determination of the American dream.”