John E. Murphy, Jr.

Senior Advisor



Jack is a senior advisor at Issues Management Group, an attorney, and a co-founder of Murphy Donoghue Partners.  He specializes in the fields of state and municipal government relations in Massachusetts. Jack possesses more than thirty-five years’ experience in state government, including fourteen years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a state representative from the North shore area of Boston.

Since 1985, Jack has maintained an office on Boston’s Beacon Hill where he has represented a variety of clients on issues concerning healthcare, technology, the environment, transportation, construction, manufacturing, financial services, employment and general business matters. He has also represented many non-profit entities pro bono.

As a member of the legislature, Jack held the positions of Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Chairman of the Committee on Bills in the Third Reading, and member of the Committee on Banks and Banking. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments, Eastern Region; was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures; and has held various positions within the Democratic National Committee, including membership on the Platform Committee and Rules Committee. Previously, Jack served on the Board of Trustees of Salem State University. Jack is a graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University Law School.

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