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Matthew J. Murphy
Candidate for the
Niagara County Court

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Candidate Biography
Personal Statement
  • From 1979 to 1986, Matt Murphy worked for the U.S. Justice Department. Since 1992, he has served as District Attorney. He is the longest-serving D.A. in Niagara County history. As D.A., he developed a domestic violence program that was described as a "model" for the rest of New York. Matt has personally handled hundreds of cases ranging from international heroin conspiracies to murder, rape, and robbery. He works with a staff of twenty-five men and women who serve as assistant district attorneys. In 1997, Matt was a founding member of the Niagara County Coalition on RACE (Racial Acceptance & Cultural Equality). He was also named the Leadership Niagara Leader of the Year in 2002. Matt has been honored twice by UB Law School: in 2004 by the Alumni Association for Outstanding Service to the University and Community by a Non-Alumnus and in 2007 by the Clinical Education Program for longstanding participation in the student intern program. He is 55 and married to the former Gail Kolber, a school social worker. They live in Lockport and are the parents of three children: Kerry, Matthew, and Andrew and celebrated the birth of their first grand-daughter Kaelyn in June 2007.
Party Membership
  • Democrat
Party Line
  • Conservative
  • Democrat
  • Independence
  • Republican
  • Working Families
Campaign Web Site
  • St. John Fisher College, BA, 1974
  • Union University, Albany Law School, JD, 1977
Admitted to Bar
  • New York 1978
  • Niagara County District Attorney
Professional Experience
  • Niagara County District Attorney, 1992-2007
  • private practice, 1987-1991
  • U.S. Justice Department, 1979-1986

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