For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Contact: Chris Mitchell, 813-728-6331
Rep. Amanda Murphy Qualifies by Petition in State House District 36
NEW PORT RICHEY — Before taking her seat in the state Legislature, Amanda Murphy already had some notions about rough-and-tumble politics thanks to a class trip 25 years ago.
From the gallery, Murphy and a handful of classmates from Gulf High School in Port Richey watched entranced as a debate on the House floor erupted into a red-faced shouting match.
Then things got really heated.
"Someone said a bad word and they stopped it," Murphy said, chuckling at the memory. "It's not acceptable protocol on the floor."