Patrick Murphy is the current District 18 United States Representative for St. Lucie, Martin and Northern Palm Beach counties. Elected to serve in 2012, Murphy’s 2 year term requires him to be up for reelection in 2014. As part of the legislative branch of the federal government, voting is an essential part of a U. S. Representatives’ duties. According to www.govtrack.us -- from January 2013 to December 2013, Murphy missed 12 of 641 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. (See http://patrickmurphy.house.gov)
Regarding the 2014 election cycle, see qualifications for candidates with information provided by the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections website for more information on the United States Representative District 18 race, the following have filed.
Schlesinger, Alan (REP), Active, Date Filed: 07/17/2 013
Andel, Ellen (REP), Active, Date Filed: 07/22/2013
Domino, Carl J. (REP), Active, Date Filed: 07/19/2013
Katz, Ilya (REP), Active, Date Filed: 07/24/2013
Registered voters in St. Lucie County as of 11/1/2013: Total 176,938 Dem 75,419 Rep 55,283 NPA 39,416 Other 6,820
As we begin the 2014 Election Cycle, we must focus and remember our past history and present facts with the ultimate goal being that which is best in consideration for all in our communities, our states and our country.
REF: St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections
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