Dr. Greg Murphy’s life has been dedicated to service and being your voice in Congress will be the next step in that journey.
Devoted Family Man
Greg and his wife, Wendy, have been married for over 25 years and have lived with their 3 children in Greenville for more than 20 years.
Greg was the valedictorian of Raleigh Broughton High School, a Morehead Scholar finalist and received a Vice Presidential Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. In order to pursue his passion of medicine, Greg accepted a full scholarship to Davidson College where he graduated with honors in Pre-Med and Religion. He later graduated with honors from UNC-CH School of Medicine. Greg is a business owner, running his own private practice with a payroll of over 50 employees . He is also a member of the ECU School of Medicine Faculty and a former Chief of Staff of Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
While Greg has served extensively in his church, the Boy Scouts and other local foundations. Serving as a medical missionary, Greg has traveled to Haiti, India and Africa, working in some of the most challenging conditions in the world. During his time in India, he cared for those afflicted with leprosy and was fortunate enough to meet Mother Theresa during one of his medical missions. He was honored by NBC News’ as a Person of the Day for his work in Haiti after their devastating earthquake and he organized a group of physicians and aid workers to mobilize on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Greg took another turn in service when he was appointed the State Legislature and has twice been reelected to the State House. He has championed the fight against the opioid epidemic, worked on health care reform and been a consistent conservative voice in Raleigh, protecting taxpayer dollars while making sure vital services are met.
Dr. Murphy On The Issues
Lower taxes. Less Government. More Liberty.
Promote Personal Responsibility
The Constitution begins with the words We the People, a strong message sent by the Founding Fathers that our government exists only because the people authorize it to exist. The Constitution is not a document that lays out what the government can do. In fact it is just the opposite, it lays out all the things the federal government cannot do. The 10th Amendment goes so far as to reassure us that all the powers not specifically given to the federal government resting the hands of the people and the states. I believe in a traditional interpretation of the Constitution and I will go to Washington with the goal of decreasing the size and scope of the federal government and to move as much power away from Washington and back to North Carolina and its people.
SPENDING & DEBT
Our national debt recently passed $22 trillion and despite this staggering number, our government continues to borrow over 40% of every dollar it spends. I support a Balance Budget Amendment and will always look for and support spending cuts, with an eye toward clearing defining wants from needs. We must curtail this out of control spending that is mortgaging our children’s futures.
SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP
President Trump is one of the few Presidents in recent memory who is attempting to do exactly what he said he was going to do on the campaign trail. If Senate Republicans had supported him, Obamacare would have been repealed. I will support the Trump agenda because it is the people’s agenda, especially Eastern North Carolina that voted so overwhelming in his favor.
SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY
Promises made should be promises kept. That standard goes for our active duty military who stand in harms way to protect our freedoms, as well as our veterans who have honorably served our nation. Our area contributes as much as any in the nation to our armed forces and we must make sure our services, for both active duty, veterans and their families are second to none.
The United States is the world’s great superpower and maintaining a strong national defense is a Constitutional mandate that must be upheld. We must follow the council of our military leaders and make sure they have the tools they need to protect our freedoms around the world.
The Founding Father’s did not randomly select the order of the Amendments and the fact that the right to bear arms is so near the top is telling. Reactionary responses to crimes involving guns overlooks the basic facts that more restrictive gun laws will have little effect on crime because by nature, criminals do not follow the law. Combine these freedom supporting principles with personal protection rights and our sporting heritage and I see no reason to place further burdens on law abiding citizens to purchase and own firearms.
Legal and orderly immigration has been an important part of the fabric of our Nation. Allowing individuals to cross our borders illegally endangers our national security, weakens our economy and is an affront to the millions who have played by the rules and entered our nation through the proper legal channels. We must enforce the laws already in place, oppose amnesty for those who broke those laws and provide funding to secure our borders as a matter of both national security and of principle.
As a physician, I have firsthand knowledge of the healthcare crisis in our nation and the role the federal government played in getting us there. Obamacare was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed and we must do everything possible to dismantle any remnants of that failed policy. I support healthcare reforms that put the decision making process of doctor choice and treatment options in the hands of the citizens and will look for new and innovative ways to implement such changes.
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT UNBORN
I am solidly pro-life and will do all within my power to protect the innocent unborn. As a Christian, I also will work to show compassion for those having to make this decision and provide as many alternatives as possible, including reducing barriers to adoption.