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Woodward News: Murphy to host town hall meeting on horizontal drilling E-mail
In The News
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 00:00

by Michelle Seeber

 

Woodward, Okla. — A town hall meeting to get feedback and educate people on horizontal drilling for natural gas production will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 22 at High Plains Technology Center.

 

During the meeting, Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy will be discussing whether current Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) regulations are sufficient to answer issues raised by this new method of drilling which is being used more and more for natural gas recovery, OCC spokesman Matt Skinner said.

 

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New Website Look for 2010 Campaign E-mail
Murphy Mail
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 16:47

Dear Friends,

 

I wanted to send you a short note just to let you know that my new website for the 2010 campaign just launched at www.danamurphy.com


When you have a chance, please take a look and let me know what you think. I hope you will listen in to the latest podcasts on the website and join as a friend on our social network sites.

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A Fast Rookie Season E-mail
Murphy Mail
Friday, 22 January 2010 00:00
Dear Friends,

Isn't the cliche, that time flies when you are having fun? I think it also applies to time flying by when one is challenged and passionately engaged in work, a situation that seems to apply to me. Just over a year ago, I was sworn into office and the issues that have come before me and my fellow Commissioners, Bob Anthony and Jeff Cloud, have been complex, challenging and as you might imagine, more than a little controversial. Moreover, these issues have come within the environment of one of the most challenging economic times for our State.

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New Year New Hope E-mail
Op Eds
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 00:00

Oklahomans know how to deal with adversity. We overcame challenges on the Trail of Tears, during the Dust Bowl, through the Vietnamese refugee crisis, after the Murrah Building bombing, and in response to countless tornadoes.

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Football, Fall, and Giving Thanks E-mail
Murphy Mail
Sunday, 08 November 2009 00:00
Dear Friends,

Believe it or not, but I have now been on the job as your Corporation Commissioner for almost ten months, a job I was elected to just over a year ago. Football season is in full swing, the leaves on the trees have changed and Thanksgiving is just weeks away, certainly reminders to me of the days just prior to election night, November 4, 2008. I vividly remember that time last year and seemingly running full speed day and night, or maybe it was night and day, in the final weeks before the election. With my travels all over the state in the past months for speeches and events, I feel some similarity though maybe not quite the same intensity as last year!

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To Get Ahead... Get Started E-mail
Op Eds
Thursday, 01 October 2009 00:00

What is it about government that seems to encourage inertia? In my nine months in office I've yet to find an answer to that question. Government is great at talking about issues and problems, but talk is like any other commodity—the more of it there is, the cheaper it gets. It's not a people problem. I see talent everywhere I look. Is there something about the institution of government that discourages the eagles from soaring? What I hear all too often is not what we can do, but rather what we can't do.

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The Right To Talk - The Need To Listen E-mail
Op Eds
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

It's amazing what you hear when you really listen. I wrote in this space some 90 days ago about my ongoing efforts to meet with Oklahomans from all sectors to listen and learn about ways to work together to improve and increase the effectiveness of how government serves Oklahomans. Since taking office, I have logged more than five thousand miles at my own expense and participated in more than 90 meetings across the state, in addition to the regular daily public meetings the Commission holds. I consider it investing in good government.

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Staying Cool in the Heat, Maybe E-mail
Murphy Mail
Sunday, 28 June 2009 00:00
Dear Friends,

It's not even August, but the dog days of summer already seem upon us! The heat is not just outside either as significant budget issues, filing of additional rate and other utility cases along with the serious impact of major federal energy and environmental proposals on our agency and many in the petroleum industry are just a few of the issues keeping things hot at the Commission!

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First 100 Days E-mail
Murphy Mail
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 16:13
Dear Friends,

For those of you who missed it, my recent op-ed piece on my first 90 days was published in the Oklahoman on April 15 - Fundamentals Make the Biggest Difference. I have included the link for those who would like to access it. http://www.newsok.com/fundamentals-make-biggest-difference/article/3361522

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Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say E-mail
Op Eds
Thursday, 09 April 2009 00:00

My first 90 days in office have deepened my belief in the importance of this fundamental advice. As a corporation commissioner, I'm now involved in critical areas affecting Oklahoma's economy, including regulating oil and gas drilling, production, and environmental protection, as well as utilities, and aspects of trucking, gasoline pumps, fuel storage tanks, pipelines and railroad-crossings. Many of these involve everyday, pocketbook issues of critical importance to Oklahomans.

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Hitting the Ground Running E-mail
Murphy Mail
Monday, 02 March 2009 21:10
Dear Friends,

Wow, it is hard to believe that I have been "on the job" for 6 weeks now. It has been quite the whirlwind already! In addition to performing my duties at the office, I am still on the go meeting with business leaders, ratepayers, oil and gas producers, truckers, petroleum marketers and many others impacted by Corporation Commission regulations.

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Edmond Sun: Edmond's Murphy Begins State Work E-mail
In The News
Thursday, 15 January 2009 12:23
James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

Edmond’s Dana Murphy was sworn in to the office of state Corporation Commissioner Monday afternoon.

“Among the many emotions that fill my heart today beyond thankfulness are incredible gratitude, humility and honor for being here today and being able to serve the state and the people that I love,” Murphy said, after taking the oath from Oklahoma Supreme Court Vice-Chief Justice Steven W. Taylor.

Murphy thanked her supporters but especially her family for their blessings, encouragement, loyalty and inspiration during her political campaign.

Edmond voters played a significant role in November in electing their home-town Republican to the Corporation Commission.

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Special Thanks E-mail
Murphy Mail
Thursday, 15 January 2009 12:19
Dear Friends,
 
I wanted to express my deepest thanks to all of you who attended my swearing in ceremony on Monday, January 12, 2009.  Especially to those of you who stood through the crowded hallway, thank you.  I had no idea that we would have between 400-450 in attendance, as Commissioner Anthony told me it was among the biggest crowds ever for a ceremony.   
 
Truly, it was one of the most special days of my life and capped off a long and challenging road to this destination.  Having my family come from NW Oklahoma and having so many wonderful friends and supporters travel from all across the State to be there for me...well, it is beyond words to express my feelings.
 
I look forward to keeping in touch with you through Murphy Mail in the coming months to let you know how things are going and to keep you apprised of happenings at the Corporation Commission.  Again, thank you for all that so many of you did to help me!  I will always consider myself - Your Commissioner!   God Bless, Dana
 
P.S. You can read more about the ceremony at these sites:
 
 
 
Corporation Commissioner Elect Dana Murphy Ready For Day One E-mail
Press Releases
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 01:00
(OKLAHOMA CITY) December 3, 2008 -- Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner-elect Dana Murphy, R-Edmond, is ensuring she has a team ready from day one with the selection of her administrative aide and assistant.
 
Murphy, who will be sworn in on Jan. 12, today announced she has selected attorney Teryl L. Williams as her aide and veteran journalist Billie L. Rodely as her assistant.
 
"I'm excited, humbled, and grateful for this opportunity to serve the people of Oklahoma," Murphy said.  "Oklahomans expect and deserve effective leadership ready to address the important issues facing the Commission.  Having a capable, experienced, knowledgeable team by my side will help me achieve what I've pledged to do."
 
Williams currently works at the Commission as a senior staff attorney handling public utility cases.  Her prior experience includes administrative labor and employment law, civil litigation and criminal law. 
 
Rodely is a nationally-acclaimed journalist with more than 35 years of experience in radio and television.  She has received numerous awards for her research, reporting, editing, anchoring, writing and production skills. 
 
"Both of these dedicated, qualified individuals have experience with the Commission, are familiar with the issues and are prepared to hit the ground running," Murphy said.
 
Swearing in Ceremony on January 12th E-mail
Murphy Mail
Friday, 21 November 2008 16:20
Dear Friends,
 
It is hard to believe that it has already been two weeks since the election.  I think the reality of what we did and winning the seat on the Corporation Commission is still sinking in, or should I say soaking in, for me.  I still feel so incredibly grateful for what so many supporters just like you did for me.
 
Thanks to those of you who have e-mailed, called and sent cards to me and Mom to congratulate us.  It has been humbling and quite incredible to hear from so many of you.   I have spoken at just a few events since the election and I can honestly say, it is truly overwhelming to have people stand up and cheer about what we did and what we overcame to win this seat. 
 
Right now, I am working hard on completing my legal work and closing my business by the end of the year.  Thankfully, I have some of the best and most patient clients! 
 
I also wanted to say a special thanks to those of you who have continued to send donations to me to help re-pay the loans and expenses that I personally incurred in running for office.  As you are probably aware, the 36,000 miles I traveled beginning November 4, 2007 were primarily during the time when gasoline was $3.50/gallon or more!
 
My swearing-in ceremony has been set for 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12th, on the 3rd floor courtroom of the Jim Thorpe building in Oklahoma City.  I would be honored to have you attend and meet my family too.  My first day as your new Corporation Commissioner begins on January 13th. 
 
God Bless, a most grateful servant, your Commissioner-elect Dana
 
My heartfelt and humble thanks to all of you! E-mail
Murphy Mail
Wednesday, 05 November 2008 01:56
WOW, what a night for me and the GOP in Oklahoma.  I wanted to send my most heartfelt thanks to ALL of you for ALL you did to make a victory possible.  So many of you did so very much, right up through the final hours in putting up signs, making calls and sending e-mail for me.  Truly, this was a win based on grassroots efforts and the generosity of so very many.
 
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