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“This will allow us to once again competitively move goods and services into the flow of commerce, while immediately creating jobs.” 

The Democratic candidate also wants to focus on education, quoting access and quality as the benchmark to allow the next generation to be competitive in a global economy.

A focus on education for the budding politician is something she herself can closely relate to. Murphy put herself through college, and it’s clear her work ethic is something she inherited from her mother.

Regarding the lack of females in politics, Murphy says it is important to her that representatives are reflective of the population.

“While we have made considerable strides in increasing the number of women running for elected office over the last several decades, the U.S. still ranks 90th worldwide in the percentage of women serving in the national legislature,” she says.

Inspired by the encouragement she has received so far, this is something she is committed to changing in next year’s race for Congress.

“I know how important it is that we support working and middle-class families with strong public policies that create good jobs,” Murphy says.

“I have received a lot of really positive feedback from people in Central New York who want to make sure their voices are heard by someone who understands their struggle.”