Pat Murphy was elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in the provincial election held on May 28, 2007. He was re-elected on October 3, 2011, and on May 4, 2015.
A Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he was elected to represent the constituency of Alberton - Roseville.
He was appointed a Member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry; the Standing Committee on Community and Intergovernmental Affairs; the Standing Committee on Education and Innovation; the Standing Committee on Fisheries, Transportation and Rural Development; and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Currently, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, the Standing Committee on Health and Wellness, and the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Energy.
He is a local business owner-operator of the Alberton Irving, an involved community volunteer and a former Mayor of the Town of Alberton.
Over the last number of years, he has worked on a number of positive developments for the Alberton area, including downtown enhancement project; Jacques Cartier arena renovations; relocation of town offices to the historic railway station; a new federal building on Main Street and a youth skateboarding facility.
In addition to his contribution to municipal government, Pat Murphy has served as a member of the Alberton Area Development Corporation; was a Director of the Tignish Credit Union; and is a strong supporter of the Alberton Minor Hockey Association among other community activities.
Pat lives in Alberton with his wife Karen and son Drew and daughter Lila.