Jason Murphey is as a third generation, life-time resident of Logan County. He is married to wife, Raleah, and they have two children, Jarod and Jarel.
Background - Bio
Murphey started his own business at the age of 19 when as Executive Officer of G&C Security & Investigations INC., he provided security services to the Oklahoma City area. In 2000, he started his second business WebTeks CMS Software
Murphey graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from Charter Oak State College in May of 2006 with National Honors, is a member of the National Rifle Association, attends church at Church of God Outreach in rural Logan County and has achieved Toastmasters International's highest award for communication and leadership (DTM).
In 2001, Murphey was elected to the Guthrie City Council where worked to place government proceedings on television and the Internet, defeated property and sales tax increases and called for spending reductions.
In 2006, Murphey campaigned for State Representative on a platform of never accepting contributions or gifts from lobbyists or groups that employ lobbyists.
Murphey was first elected to the State House in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. He serves as the Chairman of the House Government Modernization Committee. In that role he has led the effort to reduce the size of state government: consolidation government agencies and process; use technology to open up access to government spending and performance data; and create the data.ok.gov web portal.
Murphey has written an update to his constituents for each week, without missing a week, since February of 2007. The updates cover a wide range of subjects and are frequently published in The Edmond Sun
, The Crescent Courier
and The Guthrie News Leader
Rep. Murphey with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.