Pat Murphy was elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in the provincial election held on May 28, 2007. He was re-elected on October 3, 2011, and on May 4, 2015.
A Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he was elected to represent the constituency of Alberton – Roseville. In February of 2017, Premier MacLauchlan appointed Murphy to be Minister of Rural and Regional Development.
He was appointed a Member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry; the Standing Committee on Community and Intergovernmental Affairs; the Standing Committee on Education and Innovation; the Standing Committee on Fisheries, Transportation and Rural Development; and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, the Standing Committee on Health and Wellness, and the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Energy.
He is a local business owner-operator of the Alberton Irving, an involved community volunteer and a former Mayor of the Town of Alberton.
Over the last number of years, he has worked on a number of positive developments for the Alberton area, including downtown enhancement project; Jacques Cartier arena renovations; relocation of town offices to the historic railway station; a new federal building on Main Street and a youth skateboarding facility.
In addition to his contribution to municipal government, Pat Murphy has served as a member of the Alberton Area Development Corporation; was a Director of the Tignish Credit Union; and is a strong supporter of the Alberton Minor Hockey Association among other community activities.
Pat lives in Alberton with his wife Karen and son Drew and daughter Lila.
District 26 Liberal Association President: Kelly Murphy