Biography

Dean Murray
Dean Murray was elected to represent the constituents of the 3rd Assembly District on November 4, 2014. He returns to the Assembly after a two-year absence.

The 3rd Assembly District comprises parts of Suffolk County, including Medford and Mastic Beach.

Murray will work to reduce property taxes, which have plagued Suffolk County and the rest of the state for too long. He aims to rein in wasteful spending and reform state government so it starts working for the people rather than special interests. He is a successful small-businessman who understands what it takes to create jobs and provide health care and retirement for hardworking people. As an assemblyman, Murray will champion common sense, bipartisan solutions to cut job-killing taxes to make it easier for Long Islanders to live, work and raise their families.

Since 1997, Murray has owned a Long Island-based advertising agency, D & S Advertising Inc., which publishes the Long Island Job Finder, Long Island Apartment & Rental Finder, Long Island Fugitive Finder, and the Long Island Pet Lover magazines and websites. Through these publications, Murray has built a successful business that employs Suffolk County residents and has helped scores of Long Islanders find good jobs and homes to call their own. The Long Island Fugitive Finder, which is distributed free of charge to the public across Long Island, has helped Suffolk and Nassau County police successfully apprehend over 1,000 criminals. Previously, Murray was a regional sales manager and advertising sales representative covering the Tri-State area for TCI Cable.

Prior to Murray’s career in advertising and publishing, he worked for a decade in the radio and television news industry throughout New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. During that time, he covered the Pennsylvania state capital for over 100 radio stations and spent five years on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Associated Press. He has been an active community leader in Suffolk County by volunteering for numerous organizations including serving on the Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board, serving as a member of Focus East Patchogue civics organization and the Suffolk Police Reserves, and being a member of several Chambers of Commerce.

He is also the proud father of his son, Anthony, who served six years in the Air National Guard, completing two tours of duty overseas, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

Murray was born just outside of Washington D.C. and graduated from the Broadcast Institute of Maryland with honors.

Murray is a resident of East Patchogue with his wife, Amy, their two dogs, Pete and Lola, and their cat, Hamilton.



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“Today’s sentencing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, coupled with Senate Leader Dean Skelos’ sentencing hearing coming up later this month, only reinforces the need for ethics reform to not only take place, but to be enacted now. The...

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