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Phil Murphy has done a lot. Achieved a lot. Helped a lot of people. But one thing he’s not is a political insider.

That’s why he’ll be a governor who has our back.

As Phil says, he “grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day.” They lived paycheck to paycheck. His mom was a secretary, his dad never graduated high school and took any job he thought could help him support his family — even working as a paid pallbearer.

Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

He’s helped lead local charities to support troubled teens and domestic abuse survivors, and these groups have changed thousands of lives for the better. Nationally, Phil serves proudly on the board of the NAACP, the world’s oldest civil rights organization.

In 2009, Phil answered President Barack Obama’s call to service and became the U.S. Ambassador to Germany after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

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Phil has also fought for opportunity, fairness, and justice through his involvement in the Democratic Party. He served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, helping to elect Barack Obama. He worked with Howard Dean on the fifty-state strategy that rebuilt the Democratic Party from the grassroots up.

Today Phil and Tammy live in Monmouth County. They are the parents of Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.

As parents and as good neighbors, Phil and Tammy saw our state falling behind. They couldn’t sit by and watch hard working families struggling to stay even, much less get ahead. So they started an effort to get New Jersey moving again – New Way for New Jersey.

Phil’s experience, his values, his understanding that insider politics has failed us and his commitment to building a better New Jersey for everyone have led to a campaign for governor that starts with you.

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