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Former New Jersey Republican State Senate staffer Bill Murray.

Bill Murray, veteran Senate GOP staffer, dead at 55

By David Wildstein, June 21 2020 4:07 pm

Bill Murray, a popular and longtime staff member for the New Jersey Senate Republicans, has died.  He was 55.

Murray died at his home in Florence.  While the cause of his death has not yet been determined, Senate Republicans said he appeared to have died of natural causes.

He spent 20 years as a legislative staffer, joining the Senate Majority office in 1997 under Senate President Donald DiFrancesco.  Starting as a field services officer on the Senate constituent services staff, he later moved to communications and was the deputy director.

At the time of his departure from the Senate staff in early 2018, Murray was a senior research associate and staffed the Senate Labor Committee and the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee.

He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Senate, assisting on session days.

Murray also worked as a grassroots coordinator for the Wakefern Food Corporation.

Murray spent six years in the U.S. Marine Corps and received a B.A. from Rutgers University.

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