State Representative Mike Murphy has represented south-suburban Indianapolis since 1994. He is currently Ranking Minority Member of the House Technology, Research and Development Committee. Mike also serves on the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety, and Insurance Committees. He is a former member of the Ways and Means, Public Policy, Rules, Labor, Education, Agriculture, and Families and Children Committees.
In the 2008 legislative session, Rep Murphy authored a bill to remove lifetime limitations on health insurance coverage for medically-necessary prosthetic limbs and devices. The bill was successful and signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels. He was able to help pass a new law that will create services to support homeowners with mortgage troubles and questions, in addition to requiring mortgage lenders to better inform customers and make information more transparent and available to mortgage customers and the general public.
Looking ahead to the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Murphy is working to create legislation that will toughen fetal homicide laws and increase the physical and economic safety of Indianapolis’ southsiders.
During his spare time, Mike is known for his annual St. Patrick’s Day Benefit for the Homeless, which has raised thousands of dollars for local homeless shelters. Mike is Chairman of the board of directors of Monarch Beverage, Inc., a $250-million beverage distribution company, and E&F Transit, a trucking company affiliated with Monarch. He was also Vice-Chairman of the World Swimming Championships in 2004. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame and is working on his Masters Degree in American History at Indiana University, Indianapolis.
Mike has two sons, aged 22 and 18.