Chris Murphy is a Senator from Connecticut. Born in White Plains, NY, in 1973, he earned his B.A. from Williams College in 1996; attended Exeter College from 1994-1995; and earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2002. He has been a lawyer in Southington, Conn., served on the planning and zoning commission from 1997-1999. He has been a member of the Connecticut state house of representatives from 1999-2003; a member of the Connecticut state senate from 2003-2006; and was elected as a Democrat to the 110th and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2013). He was elected to the United States Senate in 2012.