Rick Murphy Files Petitions for Arizona Congressional District 4
Local businessman running for one of Arizona's newest Congressional Districts
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz., June 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rick Murphy, a conservative Republican candidate in the newly created Congressional District 4, turned in twice as many signatures as necessary in support of his candidacy to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office this week.
Murphy, a third-generation Arizonan, was born at Parker Dam and raised in District 4. He has spent decades contributing to the communities of District 4 through service organizations, the Murphy Foundation and dozens of business ventures in the district, putting hundreds of people to work. Murphy says, "America works when Americans are at work."
Murphy emphasized the fact that he is an Arizona businessman and not a professional politician. "I'm a businessman and I am applying for a job to represent the citizens of District 4. I have deep roots here and I would be honored to work for the people of my district and Arizona."
The Arizona resident started his first radio station nearly 40 years ago in Parker when he was barely old enough to vote and, in the process, became one of the youngest Americans to be granted a commercial broadcast license. Since that time he has gone on to own dozens of radio stations and to create scores of other businesses; from restaurants and health clubs to an international software company. Murphy is also an inventor. He holds patents, one of which, will change the way children around the world learn on their computers.
When asked why he was running for Congress, Murphy said, "I can't take it any longer! We are on the verge of a financial meltdown and my children and grandchildren would never forgive me for not trying to fix it."
Murphy honors fiscal conservatism through his dedication to lowering taxes, minimizing government and, most importantly, repealing Obamacare.
"As a businessman and a family man, I truly understand the meaning of a balanced budget - especially in tough times," Murphy said. "Congress must acknowledge and act on what the rest of us already know: that America is facing a fiscal crisis that cannot be wished away, cannot be taxed away, and must not be passed on to future generations."
As the son of an underage Korean veteran, Murphy supports the men and women of the armed forces. He aims to respect the promises made to them and to the seniors who invested into Social Security. "To me, Social Security is not an entitlement. It is a contract between the government and the American worker. I mean to honor that contract," says Murphy.
When summing up his plan if elected, Murphy said, "I have a plan! – it's called the Constitution of the United States of America. Follow it and America will do just fine."
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