MAITLAND, FLA. — Voters in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District today re-elected Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy to the U.S. House of Representatives. Murphy, who was first elected to Congress in 2016 and is the first Vietnamese American woman to serve in Congress, said she was humbled by the victory and pledged to continue putting Florida families first.
Statement by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy:
“I am so humbled to earn your trust for another term as your voice in our nation’s capital. Our campaign was focused on jobs, security, and equality, and on always putting people over politics. In a time when partisan politics has grinded government to a halt and when civility has lost its place in our politics, voters tonight in central Florida chose consensus over conflict and results over rhetoric. For that, I am forever grateful.
“My constituents know we may not always agree on every issue and we may not belong to the same political party, but I will always listen to the people I represent because that’s my job. The oath I took – and the oath I’ll take again in January – is to pledge my allegiance not to any political party or any president, but to the Constitution of the United States. In my second term, I will keep holding true to that promise: to do what’s right, no matter the political cost, and to always put Florida families first.
“I thank Representative Mike Miller for his years of service in our state legislature, and I wish Nora and him all my best in the next chapter of their lives.
“I am so grateful to my family and friends for their steadfast support over the last two years; I would not be where I am today without their love and faith and in me. And, of course, I am eternally grateful for the countless number of staff and volunteers across central Florida who believed in our vision for a stronger, more inclusive, and more prosperous America for all who call this great country home. Their faith in me will motivate me to work hard every day to make this community proud.”
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes all of Seminole County and much of northern Orange County, including Winter Park, Maitland, UCF, and downtown Orlando. Murphy is a former educator, businesswoman, and national security specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense. She lives in Winter Park, Fla., with her husband and two young children.