86 Facts About Phil Murphy

1. Phil Murphy will take that money out of Wall Street and put it to work for New Jersey—creating jobs and growing the economy—through an innovative new public bank to make critical investments in our state and its people.

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2. Phil Murphy speaks during a press conference at Opel headquarters on April 10, 2013 in Ruesselsheim, Germany.

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3. Phil Murphy attends a press conference at Opel headquarters on April 10, 2013 in Ruesselsheim, Germany.

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4. Phil Murphy promised to raise the rate as part of his campaign for governor.

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5. Phil Murphy said that their willingness to change so quickly shows that raising the minimum wage was the right move for New Jersey.

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6. Phil Murphy was out in Bergen County Tuesday touting his just signed $15 per hour minimum wage law.

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7. Phil Murphy continues to talk up New Jersey's new $15 an hour minimum wage.

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8. Phil Murphy watched a child sing at the downtown Starbucks and then left the establishment shortly thereafter in his lucky red shoes.

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9. Phil Murphy walked the streets of Trenton as he celebrated the Chinese New Year here in the capital city Tuesday night.

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10. Phil Murphy will take that money out of Wall Street and put it to work for New Jersey—creating jobs and growing the economy—through an innovative new public bank to make critical investments in our state and its people.

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11. On May 16, 2016, Phil Murphy formally announced his candidacy via an online video, stating he would lend his campaign $10 million of his own money.

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12. Phil Murphy was appointed Ambassador to Germany by President Barack Obama on July 9, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on August 7, 2009.

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13. Phil Murphy was elected as Governor of New Jersey on November 7, 2017, and was sworn into office on January 16, 2018.

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14. Phil Murphy held several executive-level positions at the financial firm Goldman Sachs, including at international offices in Frankfurt, Germany, and Hong Kong, China.

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15. Phil Murphy is a the 56th and current Democratic governor of New Jersey.

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16. Phil Murphy has fought for opportunity, fairness, and justice through his involvement in the Democratic Party.

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17. Phil Murphy helped start The New Start Career Network, which provides free, personalized assistance to New Jersey residents, age 45 and over, who have been unemployed for six months or more.

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18. Phil Murphy put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs.

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19. Phil Murphy moved to Middletown in 2000 while he was still at Goldman Sachs.

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20. Phil Murphy co-hosted two fundraisers for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New Jersey over the last year.

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21. Phil Murphy earned millions in his time at Goldman Sachs and from investments after he retired.

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22. Phil Murphy began his career as a summer intern at Goldman Sachs in 1982.

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23. Phil Murphy graduated from Harvard University in 1979, and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983.

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24. Phil Murphy has promised to sign into law the bills that Christie vetoed as governor.

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25. Phil Murphy has criticized Republican Governor Chris Christie for blocking new gun regulations during his tenure.

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26. Phil Murphy has become the 2017 Democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey.

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27. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday his support of a ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin, a move long pushed for by environmental groups.

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28. Phil Murphy appointed two environmentalists to the long-troubled Pinelands Commission this month.

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29. Phil Murphy signs legislation that could end up taxing stormwater runoff.

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30. Phil Murphy stood by Jackson, but Jackson was forced to resign.

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31. Phil Murphy had the fundraising support of wealthy entertainment figures Jon Bon Jovi and Whoopi Goldberg.

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32. Phil Murphy had the endorsements of all 21 county party organizations.

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33. Phil Murphy said he would accept no so-called dark money and that "I'm holding our campaign to a higher standard.

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34. Phil Murphy initially planned to lend $10 million to the campaign but to aggressively fund-raise.

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35. Phil Murphy gave speeches about his experiences in Germany, especially in connection with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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36. Phil Murphy started the firm in 2009 after leaving the DNC position, but it was put on hold due to his ambassadorial nomination.

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37. Phil Murphy has served as the grand marshal of the St Patrick's Day Parade in Rumson, New Jersey, several times.

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38. Phil Murphy is additionally involved in many civic organizations and philanthropic pursuits.

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39. Phil Murphy served as finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee in the mid-late 2000s under Howard Dean.

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40. Phil Murphy will be hearing about this one for a while.

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41. Phil Murphy goes through rough period as storm brings commuters to full stop.

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42. Phil Murphy blames 'lousy' forecast for storm response, commuters not satisfied.

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43. Phil Murphy was set to address the harrowing nor'easter that slammed New Jersey on Thursday as hundreds of schools closed or delayed openings and more than 13,000 were without.

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44. Phil Murphy was blasted by many for the state's response to Thursday's snow storm.

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45. Phil Murphy responds to criticism over winter storm response in New Jersey.

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46. Phil Murphy had a simple message for New Jersey on Friday morning after parts of the state were literally paralyzed by a winter storm that turned highways into parking lots.

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47. Phil Murphy blames poor storm response on forecast, commuters leaving early.

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48. Phil Murphy signs 'ghost gun' ban on morning after Thousand Oaks mass shooting.

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49. Phil Murphy will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, sponsored by Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership.

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50. Phil Murphy signs bill barring 'ghost guns' into law in NJ.

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51. Phil Murphy thanked Newark voters Wednesday morning for having "turned up and stood up" to President Donald Trump.

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52. Phil Murphy addressed a gathering at Princeton University this morning and sketched his plan to bring a range of new technologies to the state.

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53. Phil Murphy signed legislation Thursday making it illegal in New Jersey to purchase parts to manufacture "ghost guns.

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54. In 2015, Phil Murphy received an honorary degree from Hamilton College.

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55. Phil Murphy was sworn in as Governor of New Jersey on January 16, 2018.

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56. Phil Murphy captured the endorsement of the first major national figure to inject himself into the race, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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57. In his message he implicitly criticized Phil Murphy, saying "I'm not a Wall Street executive.

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58. The move came as Phil Murphy was corralling dozens of endorsements, including all of those from North Jersey county party committees and the most populous Central Jersey county committees.

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59. Phil Murphy was the first declared Democratic candidate for governor, although several other candidates were expected to run.

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60. In May 2016, Phil Murphy announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial election.

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61. In September 2015, Phil Murphy launched a progressive organization named New Way for New Jersey, which held a number of town halls, including some by telephone on Sunday evenings, and encouraged Democrats to sign petitions critical of incumbent Governor Chris Christie.

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62. In 2014, Phil Murphy created New Start New Jersey, a nonprofit progressive policy think tank that held a number of events around New Jersey.

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63. Phil Murphy was mentioned as a potential candidate in the 2013 New Jersey gubernatorial election, but did not run.

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64. On May 29, 2013, it was announced that Phil Murphy was stepping down from the post.

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65. In response, Phil Murphy appeared on German television outlets such as ZDF in an attempt at damage control.

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66. Phil Murphy served as United States Ambassador to Germany under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

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67. Phil Murphy has helped lead local charities to support troubled teens and domestic abuse survivors.

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68. Phil Murphy was a big donor to Democratic candidates, giving them almost $1.5 million by 2009.

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69. Phil Murphy liked both Dean's vision for the party and the discipline Dean brought to the task, and the two became close friends.

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70. In 2001, Phil Murphy became global co-head of the firm's Investment Management Division.

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71. In 1999, Phil Murphy secured a spot on the firm's Management Committee.

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72. In 1998, Phil Murphy told the Wall Street Journal that "We [at Goldman Sachs] are elite in the sense the Marine Corps is elite".

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73. Phil Murphy was active in the Atlantik-Brucke organization, including co-founding its International Advisor Council.

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74. From 1993 to 1997, Phil Murphy headed the firm's Frankfurt office.

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75. Phil Murphy began his career with a summer associate internship at Goldman Sachs in 1982.

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76. In 2016, Phil Murphy released five years' worth of federal tax returns.

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77. Phil Murphy moved to Middletown Township, New Jersey, in the late 1990s.

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78. Phil Murphy put himself through college with student loans and part-time jobs.

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79. At age 13, Phil Murphy began working "under the table" as a dishwasher to augment the family income.

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80. Phil Murphy served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013, during which time he dealt with fallout from the United States diplomatic cables leak.

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81. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is calling for another round of tougher gun control laws after the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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82. Phil Murphy is calling for a new round of gun-related legislation.

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83. Phil Murphy signed an executive order establishing the Task Force for the Continued Transformation of Youth Justice aimed at reviewing policies and evaluating New Jersey's juvenile justice.

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84. Phil Murphy makes pitch to VCs for investment in evergreen fund.

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85. Phil Murphy signs law allowing Booker to run for president, Senate simultaneously.

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86. Phil Murphy kicked in the wallet by his soccer team, tax records show.

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