The Issues:

A Pro-Life Conservative

Strong supporter Of Second Amendment rights.

Comprehensive Tax Reduction is vital for Oklahoma to grow.

Assessments of our Property Tax must be frozen.

Massive government spending reduction is necessary.

Proper funding of county roads is important.

Co-Author of Immigration Reform Bill.

Defender of Traditional Values.





Rep. Murphey calls for government modernization during 2008 press conference.

 

Doing The Impossible!

 In 2006, Jason Murphey made a pledge to the people of House District 31. He would run for State Representative and if elected hold office without accepting gifts or campaign contributions from lobbyists or the groups that employ lobbyists.

 While it might have looked impossible for Murphey to win without taking lobbyist money, Murphey proved that it was possible. Now, he wants to demonstrate that a Representative can be re-elected without taking special interest money. If Rep. Murphey is re-elected it will be because he has represented the values of the people, not because he has bought the election with special interest money.

 Not being constrained by the demands of the special interests allows Rep. Murphey to be a leader in the fight for smaller government.

 Murphey was one of only eight Representatives to vote against a massive spending bill later held to be unconstitutional.

 He was one of only four to vote against all of the 2008 government debt projects.

 Murphey is the only Representative with a lifetime average of 100% on The Oklahoma Constitution Conservative Index.

 He was the 2007 Oklahoma Conservative PAC Freshman of the Year for his stand for conservative values, the 2008 Oklahoma Rifle Association Legislator of the Year for defending 2nd amendment rights and the 2008 Oklahoma Conservative PAC Outstanding Freshman.

 Now with your help Rep. Murphey will prove that an elected official can do what some may have thought to be impossible. He can be re-elected to office without taking a single cent in contributions from the lobbyists and the groups that employ them.

 Please consider contributing to, voting for and displaying a yard sign to help re-elect Representative Murphey. If you would like to volunteer on the Murphey campaign or have additional questions you can contact Rep. Murphey at 315-5064 or email jwmurphey@gmail.com or visit his online office at www.HouseDistrict31.com.


Top News

In The News
July 5, 2010
Using Market-Based Health Care Principles to Save Taxpayer Dollars

Last week I wrote an update in which I opined the necessity for state leaders to closely observe the ways free market organizations are using best practices to drive down health care costs. Like all state government spending, it is extremely important for us to work hard to maximize taxpayer dollars through the application of market-based solutions, and pass on as much savings as possible. It is also important for these solutions to be utilized to stop the increase in health care costs and thus take away the primary argument for those who wish to expand the role of the federal government in health care.




In The News
June 24, 2010
Rep. Murphey to Keynote at Law Enforcement Event

Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) will provide keynote remarks to the Public Safety GIS User Group of the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation on June 25 at 9:00 a.m. Murphey`s presentation will occur at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City. The user group workshop is sponsored by the Oklahoma Council of Firefighter Training, Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department and Oklahoma State Fire Marshall`s office. It is designed to assist public safety leaders in Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas in gaining new ideas about the use of geographic information technologies to solve public safety challenges.



In The News
June 14, 2010
Making Progress

A few weeks ago I wrote an update regarding the effort to ask the Oklahoma Ethics Commission to create a "No Gifts List" by which lawmakers who do not wish to receive personal gifts from lobbyists would have an official mechanism for making their intentions known.




In The News
June 3, 2010
Representative Murphey Present for 99% of All Votes

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) made sure that he was representing House District 31 citizens by being present to vote in 1614 out of 1630 roll call votes during the recently concluded 2010 legislative session. During the four-year time frame since being elected to office, Murphey voted in 5,964 out of 6,002 roll call votes, or 99.4% of the time.



In The News
May 31, 2010
The Last Days of Session

This last week brought about the end of the 2010 legislative session. I must say that this was probably the most intense week of legislative proceedings that I have observed in my four years of legislative service. Much happened in this last week and I could write an entire series of articles about just the happenings of this one week.



In The News
May 20, 2010
Logan County Road Bill Signed by Governor

Legislation clarifying the ability of Title 19 Road Districts to provide for adequate draining from rural road surfaces has been signed by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry.



In The News
May 19, 2010
Murphey Closes Higher Education Transparency Loophole

A loophole which kept Oklahoma Higher Education entities from meeting a new transparency requirement has been closed down after the Gubernatorial signing of House Bill 2332.



In The News
May 13, 2010
Murphey Business-Friendly Reform Signed into Law

An initiative to make it easier to do business in Oklahoma is set to go into law after being signed by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry.



In The News
May 6, 2010
Murphey Named to Chair Law Enforcement Committee

Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, has been appointed by House Speaker Chris Benge, to serve as the Chairman of a state law enforcement oversight committee.




In The News
May 4, 2010
Murphey Receives Conservative Lawmaker of the Year Award

State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) has been awarded the designation of Outstanding Conservative State Representative of the Year by the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC).



In The News
May 3, 2010
The Impact of the New Federal Health Care Proposal

Last week the Oklahoma House approved House Joint Resolution 1054 which is the legislative initiative that would codify an Oklahoma law to state that Oklahomans will not be forced to purchase health care and allows Oklahoma`s legislative leaders to file suite against the federal law.



In The News
April 27, 2010
Governor Signs Legislation Creating the Task Force Accountability Act

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 27, 2010) — House leaders praised the governor today for signing legislation requiring that any task force meet and issue a final report within three years of its creation or be automatically eliminated.



In The News
March 21, 2010
Oklahoma Responds to Federal Health Care Legislation


Over the past weeks and months, I continue to receive e-mails from constituents who are frustrated by the debate over the expansion of the federal government`s role in the health care industry. These constituents feel their voices are not being heard and are extremely frustrated because they feel helpless to effect change. This frustration has only increased over last weekend as part of the legislation was approved by Congress.



In The News
March, 16 2009
House Video Feed Yields Positive Results

I have enjoyed observing first signs of tangible impact from the recent decision by Speaker Chris Benge to provide a live video feed of House proceedings on the Internet.



In The News
March, 14 2010
State Rep. Makes Donation To Pro-Life Organization

GUTHRIE - State Representative Jason Murphey continued his mid-March
tradition of presenting a yearly donation of $8,241.92 from his
legislative salary to officials from Crossroads, An Open Door For Life
Choices, Inc., located in Guthrie. Crossroads provides faith-based,
pro-life counseling and support services to expectant mothers.



In The News
March 10, 2010
Government Modernization Legislation Streamlining State Licenses and Permits Passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 10, 2010) — Legislation encouraging the streamlining of several state-issued licenses and permits was approved by the House today.



In The News
March 1, 2010
A Common Sense Answer to Lobbyist Gift Giving

As candidate for State Representative, it was my pledge to the citizens of House District 31 to not accept personal gifts from lobbyists.



In The News
Feb 22, 2010
Legislation Making State Expenditures More Transparent Passes House Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 22, 2010) — Legislation expanding Oklahoma`s taxpayer transparency website, Openbooks.ok.gov, to include additional details regarding state expenditures unanimously passed House committee today.



In The News
Feb, 22 2010
Important Principles for Citizen Statesmen

Last weekend I was privileged to give a presentation to a group of individuals who have become engaged in following political activities due to the recent occurrences in national politics.




In The News
Feb 15, 2010
Legislation Creating the Task Force Accountability Act Passes House Committee

Legislation requiring that any task force meet and issue a final report within three years of its creation or be automatically eliminated from law unanimously passed House committee today.



In The News
Feb, 8 2010
House Committee Told Millions Saved as a Result of Purchasing Reforms, More to Come

State agencies could potentially save as much as $12 million with recently-completed and ongoing contract negotiations made possible by purchasing reforms put in place in recent years, House committee members were told today.



In The News
January11, 2010
Modernization Changes Taking Effect


This is the time of year when we start to see the effect of 2009 legislative changes as they become law. This includes the results from House Bill 1032. House Bill 1032 was the 2009 omnibus modernization bill that focused on using the premise of the economic downturn to mandate new government efficiencies, targeted some of the especially egregious examples of government waste and made accessing government services more convenient for the citizens.



In The News
January 4, 2010
The Effect of Term Limits on the Legislature

I find it helpful to use the occasion of the new legislative session to think back about my experiences and observations over the last three years and apply the knowledge picked up from this review to strategize how to conduct my efforts during the next year.



In The News
November 17, 2009
Murphey Named to Chair Health Insurance Oversight Committee

Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, has been appointed by House Speaker Chris Benge to serve as Chairman of the Legislature`s Joint Liaison Committee on State and Education Employees Group Insurance Benefits.



In The News
November 12, 2009
Murphey Named to Law Enforcement Committee

Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, has been appointed by House Speaker Chris Benge, to serve on a state law enforcement oversight committee.



In The News
November 2, 2009
Realizing Savings Through the Implementation of a Technology Strategy


Last year as part of the House Modernization agenda, House Bill 1170 introduced the important step of requiring the state Chief Information Officer to consider the incorporation of innovative and low cost technology components in Oklahoma`s IT strategy. The bill seeks to recognize the fact that the days of state government being forced to expend millions on expensive licensing agreements are in fact limited.



In The News
October 25, 2009
Town Hall Meeting Update

This week I will be hosting the third of four Town Hall meetings which are scheduled in House District 31 during this year`s legislative interim. At each of these Town Hall meetings, it has been my goal to bring together state and local officials to provide updates to area residents. At almost every meeting, I have invited at least one area State Senator and one local County Commissioner to provide a broad base of access to both state and local issues.



In The News
October 20, 2009
Interim Study Examines Open Source Technology

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 15, 2009) – The state of Oklahoma could potentially save millions of dollars annually by utilizing open source technology in lieu of purchasing expensive software licenses, House members were told at an interim study today.

Representatives Jason Murphey and David Derby convened an interim study today designed to explore possibilities for a new round of cost-saving modernization legislation set to be introduced next legislative session.



In The News
October 19, 2009
Developing the Oklahoma Innovation, Efficiency and Accountability Act of 2010

In today`s quickly changing world, private businesses are taking advantage of innovative programs such as allowing for employee telecommuting. Because of the ever growing reach of broadband Internet access, many job functions can be performed through the Internet.

One example of this new functionality is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) that allows for state of the art telephone functions to be performed online. Another important reason for the rise of telecommuting is the recent expansion of cloud computing (shared computing via the Internet). Because of high speed Internet access, individual workers are not limited to the capabilities of his/her own computer, but can work in a collaborative manner with other employees who are located miles away through the use of shared capabilities afforded by cloud computing. An example of this functionality is the ability of employees to co-edit documents in real time.



In The News
October 5, 2009
An Opportunity to Save Millions of Taxpayer Dollars

One of the concepts I would like advance in 2010 legislation is the incorporation of a state employee telecommuting pilot program.



In The News
September 27, 2009
The Need for Greater Transparency

I have either been involved in or closely observed some level of government for almost ten years. In that time I have studied a series of local, county and state government entities, as well as an array of government public trusts.



In The News
September 19, 2009
Conducting a Review of State Employee Insurance

You may have read recent headlines regarding an increase in rates that state, school and county governments will be paying for the insurance of their employees. An increase in the cost of the co-pay provisions of the primary PPO plan (state-run self-insurance program known as HealthChoice) will be handed down to state, school and county employees.



In The News
September 20, 2009
Millions Saved Through Government Reforms; Committee Reviews New Tools for Better Government

OKLAHOMA CITY – Recent reforms in government purchasing have already resulted in more than $1.2 million in savings and additional reforms could result in state government being more cost efficient and effective, state legislators were told today.




In The News
September 13, 2009
Learning from the Failures of other States

If you spend much time watching business or news networks such as CNBC or FOX, you may have noticed a commercial promoting Michigan as a good location for business owners to conduct business. For the past several years, Michigan`s political leaders have offered $3.3 billion in tax credits through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and spent another $1.6 billion in outlays to create and retain jobs. The subsidies include tax breaks for film production, funding for new industrial plants, and millions for the nationwide TV ads starring celebrities talking about business and tourism to Michigan.



In The News
September 9th, 2009
Interim Study Looks at Ways to Streamline State Permits and Licensing

Streamlining the thousands of licenses and permits issued by various state agencies is critical to modernizing state government, House members were told at an interim study today.



In The News
September 9th, 2009
Payroll, Human Resources Streamlining Discussed at House Interim Study

Several state agencies testified at an interim study today about their ongoing efforts to streamline and consolidate payroll and human relations services, which has not only saved the state money, but has also improved services.



In The News
August 23, 2009
Local Officials Standing Up to the Legislature

I believe the best form of government is one in which a citizen board sits in oversight of a government entity without having the direct authority to determine who receives money from the government by way of targeting funds directly to the recipient. When elected officials have the direct authority to determine who receives government largesse, the potential for corruption dramatically increases.



In The News
08/19/2009
Representative Murphey Present for 99% of All Votes

State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) made sure that he was representing House District 31 citizens by being present to vote in 1544 out of 1555 roll call votes during the 2009 legislative session. During the three-year time frame since being elected to office, Murphey voted in 4,350 out of 4372 roll call votes, or 99.5% of the time.



In The News

OFRG Honors Two Lawmakers

(Oklahoma City, OK) Oklahomans for Responsible Government is proud to announce its selection of Lawmaker of the Year for the 2009 legislative session.



In The News
July 7, 2009
Murphey Receives 100% Conservative Rating

State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) has learned that he will receive a rating of 100% from Oklahoma`s longest running conservative publication for his work during the 2009 legislative session.




In The News
June, 26 2009
House Interim Studies Announced

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 26, 2009)—House Speaker Chris Benge announced the approval today of 120 interim studies that will be conducted over the summer and fall prior to the next legislative session.



In The News
June 16th, 2009
Local Official Appointed to Health Insurance Working Group

Speaker of the House Chris Benge has appointed local State Representative Jason Murphey to the State Employee Health Insurance Review Working Group. This group is assigned with the responsibility of reviewing Oklahoma`s state employee health insurance system.



In The News
June 5, 2009
Government Modernization Plan Signed into Law

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 5, 2009) – Governor Brad Henry has signed House Bill 1032, the Oklahoma State Government Modernization Act of 2009 authored by Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso and Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie.



In The News
June 2, 2009
Government Modernization Plan Signed into Law

Governor Brad Henry has signed House Bill 1032, the Oklahoma State Government Modernization Act of 2009, a keystone in the House Republican effort to streamline government.



In The News
May 26, 2009
Signed into Law: Local Request Bill to Improve Adoption Transparency

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2009) – The Governor has signed into law Senate Bill 794. Senate Bill 794, authored by state Sen. Clark Jolley and state Rep. Jason Murphey, requires DHS to publish a report on unsuccessful adoptions similar to its public reports on successful adoptions.



In The News
May, 22, 2009
Local Legislators Win Approval for Closing Tax Loophole


OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2009) – Two local legislators have won legislative approval for a law that will close a loophole in the law. House Bill 1295 was presented to the legislature by Representative Jason Murphey and Senator Clark Jolly after a state employee who works in one of the state`s licensing entities informed Murphey of the loophole.



In The News
May 20, 2009
Legislation Streamlining Information Technology among State Agencies Passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 20, 2009) – Legislation that will streamline state information technology services and purchases while also working to prevent technology security breaches passed the House today.



In The News
May 20, 2009
Government Modernization Legislation Advances

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 20, 2009) – Legislation overwhelmingly passed by the House today would provide increased oversight of state purchasing and improved online access to government services, which if signed into law could lead to millions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer.



In The News
5/20/2009
Bill Aiding State Employee Payroll Transition Passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 20, 2009) – Legislation helping with the transition of state employees onto a more efficient and cost-effective biweekly payroll system is one step closer to becoming law following House passage today.



In The News
May 19, 2009
Logan County Road District Bill Set To Go Into Law

OKLAHOMA CITY (May 19, 2009) - The Governor has signed into law House Bill 1294 by Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie and Senator Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, to enable rural Road District to fund their projects on a pay-as-you-go basis instead of having to issue long term debt.



In The News
May, 6 2009
Government Reform Will Protect Citizen Information

OKLAHOMA CITY – State lawmakers and technology security experts today said reforms advancing in the Legislature will increase protection of citizens` private data and reduce its theft from government computers.



In The News
4/14/2009
People to Decide Statewide Office Term Limits

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 14, 2009) – Oklahomans will have the option to stop politicians from becoming entrenched in office following House passage of statewide term limits legislation today.




In The News
4/12/2009
Adding Even More Debt

Last week, the House approved the issuance of new long-term debt to finance a dam project on the Arkansas River in the Tulsa area. This means that each year, more of your money will be added to the millions of tax payer dollars that are tied down to paying debt and debt interest.



In The News
4/6/2009
Legislation Streamlining Information Technology among State Agencies Passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 7, 2009) – Legislation streamlining and consolidating technology services across state agencies passed the House today.

Senate Bill 980, by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and Rep. Jason Murphey, would create a Chief Information Officer, who would direct technology purchases for state agencies. The consolidation of technology contracts will lead to millions of dollars in savings to the state as improved purchasing power drives prices down.



In The News
4/1/2009
Lawmakers Vote to Improve DHS Tracking of Adoption Issues

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 1, 2009) – State lawmakers voted today to require the Department of Human Services to provide greater information on unsuccessful adoptions.



In The News
3/25/2009
Statewide Office Term Limits Passes House Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 25, 2009) – Statewide office holders are "one legislative step" away from not being able to become entrenched in office with passage of term limits legislation by a House committee today.



In The News
3/23/2009
Committee Clears Measure Requiring DHS to Provide Information on Unsuccessful Adoptions

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 25, 2009) – Statewide office holders are "one legislative step" away from not being able to become entrenched in office with passage of term limits legislation by a House committee today.



In The News
September 30, 2008
Small Business Endorses Jason Murphey in 31st District House Race
District 31 Rep. Wins National Federation of Independent Business Endorsement

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla, - The National Federation of Independent Business, Oklahoma’s leading small business association, has endorsed Jason Murphey in the 31st District House race. The endorsement was made by NFIB/Oklahoma SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.



In The News
August 21, 2008
Rep. Murphey Named Oklahoma Rifle Association Legislator of The Year
District 31 Rep. Wins 2nd Amendment Award

GUTHRIE - Oklahoma Rifle Association (ORA) President Don Scott presented the award of 2008 Legislator of The Year to State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, at the ORA's annual convention banquet Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Murphey was cited for his continued support of the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.




In The News
August 7, 2008
Local Official Speaks At National Press Club
District 31 Rep. Speaks In DC

WASHINGTON DC - Oklahoma State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, accepted a recent invitation to speak at the National Press Club.






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