Details below are provided by youngish Republican Joe Stefani, a newly-elected member of the Algonquin Library Board:
“The only things I have heard about State Senator Murphy before last night was what I had read in the press, so I took a few minutes before going last night to do some research on Murphy and thought carefully on what I was going to ask him.
“With myself I have to think about locally what his impact will be but also in Rockford, where my minor league baseball team will begin playing next season.
“I’ve met a lot of candidates in my day, but Murphy floored me in a way that no others had.
“He was extremely personable like no other I met before, answered numerous challenging questions but most importantly, he actually did something that very few candidates have done so far in Illinois on the Republican side, he painted a picture for all of us there and actually made it one we could actually believe in and not one full of false promises.
“State Senator Murphy said he was on a mission to make Illinoisans proud of their state once again.
“After last night, I think that this guy might be the new face of the Republican party here in Illinois.”
McHenry County Blog has written this article about Murphy’s Senate floor opposition to the Democrats’ 67% income tax hike bill, Senate Bill 744.
Murphy is from Palatine.