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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Murray Issues Statement On Free Tablets For Prisoners

“While middle-class families continue to suffer under the nation’s highest taxes, life in New York keeps getting better for criminals and illegal aliens." “The decision by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community...

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Murray Questions Ineffective Spending Habits Of Cuomo’s Economic Wing At Albany Hearing

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As part of today’s economic development hearing in Albany, Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) questioned the legitimacy of certain economic development programs. This includes the governor’s tax-incentive program, Start-Up NY, which has...

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Murray Outlines Findings of Statewide Domestic Violence Task Force

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As a result of the Assembly Minority Conference’s series of statewide regional forums on preventing domestic violence, Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) joined colleagues in Albany today at a press conference to share findings and...

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Lack Of Responsibility & More Spending Highlight 2018 Exec. Budget

“Hang on to your wallets ladies and gentlemen because when politicians refuse to cut spending, that means taxes are on the way. “We spend roughly $160 billion each year in taxpayer money, near the top of all states in the union, and yet we...

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Murray Reacts To 2018 State Of The State

“Although I agree with some of the governor’s proposals such as combating sexual harassment and assault, it appears he governor is using this list of policy proposals not to improve the lives of New Yorkers but to increase his chances of becoming...

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