The world has yearned for more women in politics and one woman who has so far proven to be cut out for the political space is Stephanie Murphy.
Her ascension to becoming the U.S. representative for Florida’s 7th congressional district is simply the reward for her dedication and dutifulness over the years.
She is the first Vietnamese-American woman and also the first Vietnamese-American Democrat to be elected to Congress.
Wikipedia & Biography
Stephanie Murphy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Stephanie and her parents relocated from Vietnam to the United States when she was just six months old.
They settled in Northern Virginia and that is where she grew up. She worked in several roles before taking an active service in politics.
Murphy was a national security specialist at the United States Department of Defense and also an executive at Sungate Capital. She also worked at Rollins College as a business professor.
In 2016, she was elected as U.S. representative for Florida’s 7th congressional district after unseating 12-term incumbent John Mica. Her campaign garnered support from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the time. Murphy was successfully re-elected in 2020, although she has indicated that she’ll not run for another term in 2024.
Age and birthday
Stephanie Murphy was born on September 16, 1978, and she is 43 years old currently.
Height and weight
She is 1.7 meters tall and her weight is 68 kilograms.
Nationality & ethnicity
Stephanie Murphy is of American nationality and Vietnamese-American ethnicity.
She was a student of the College of William & Mary and later furthered her education at the Georgetown University.
Political party and views
Stephanie Murphy is a member of the Democrats. She was a proponent of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and is a strong voice on economic expenditure.
As a Vietnamese-American, she also supports immigration reforms, as she advocates for legal status for undocumented immigrants. She is also an active voice on gun control and actually decided to run for office when incumbent John Mica accepted a donation from the gun rights advocacy group NRA.
She also voted for the impeachment of Donald Trump and opposed military actions against Iran.
Parents and siblings
Stephanie Murphy is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, but their identities are not known. Information on whether the politician has siblings is also not available.
Husband and children
The American politician is married to Sean Murphy and they have two children.
Salary and net worth
She is said to earn a base salary of $174,000 per year, while she has an estimated net worth of about $2 million.
Social media: Instagram & Twitter
Stephanie Murphy has over 61,000 followers on Twitter and over 8,400 followers on Instagram.