ORLANDO – Congresswoman-Elect Stephanie Murphy today issued the following statement to recognize Veterans Day:
“As someone whose family was rescued by the U.S. Navy when we fled Communist Vietnam, I am incredibly grateful to our men and women in uniform. The courageous, dedicated people who make up our Armed Forces not only fight for us, but they also represent the best in us – defending democracy and liberty around the world at all cost.
“I had the incredible honor to work alongside our service members when I was a national security specialist at the Pentagon. I have seen their service, their patriotism, and their sacrifice up close – and it is awe-inspiring and unwavering.
“On this day – and every day – we must thank our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice, and we must rededicate ourselves to supporting our veterans with the same loyalty they showed this country. When I take office in January, I will make taking care of our veterans, our troops, and our military families one of my top priorities.”
Stephanie Murphy is an educator, businesswoman, and former national security specialist who is the Congresswoman-Elect for Florida’s Seventh Congressional District. Stephanie currently works as an executive at Sungate Capital where she is responsible for leading investment efforts and implementing government affairs initiatives. She is also an instructor of business and social entrepreneurship at Rollins College. Previously, Stephanie served as a national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Stephanie lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children, Liem and Maya, ages six and two.