...an 8th generation Texan, descendant of a pioneering family of one of our brave defenders of the Alamo, and grandson of former Governor Coke R. Stevenson – Representative Murr comes from a long line of Texans committed to making our state a better place to live for future generations...
Representative Murr was raised on a working ranch in Kimble County. He graduated from Junction High School and then earned a degree with highest honors from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Development, obtaining his teacher certification. Later he received his law degree with highest honors from the Texas Tech University School of Law. While studying at Texas A&M, he spent time in Washington D.C. working on agricultural and natural resource policy issues, and in Austin as an Assistant Committee Clerk for the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee.
After passing the state bar exam, Representative Murr worked for one of Texas’ largest law firms in Dallas before returning home to Junction to establish a general law practice. Subsequently, he was elected Kimble County Judge.
In 2011, while serving as County Judge, Governor Rick Perry appointed him to the Concho Valley Regional Review Board. He also chaired his judicial district’s Juvenile Board, composed of district and county judges who supervise juvenile probation matters throughout several counties.
Representative Murr resigned as Kimble County Judge in the fall of 2013, and he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2014. He is currently serving his second term in office, and is a member of the Transportation Committee, the Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee, the Rules & Resolutions Committee, the Transportation Sub-Committee on Long-Term Infrastructure Planning, and is one of only two House members serving on the Texas Judicial Council. He also serves on the House Select Committee on Mental Health.
Representative Murr lives on the family ranch south of Junction, Texas raising cattle and is the proud father of one son, Coke. Andrew also has a solo law practice and operates Telegraph Title Company in Junction. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Junction National Bank, is on the Board of Directors and is a past president of the Kimble-Edwards Farm Bureau and is the Past President of the local Rotary Club.
He has held many other civic posts throughout the years, including Chairman of the Concho Valley Council of Governments Executive Committee, as a board member of the Concho Valley Transit District, Kimble County Historical Commission, Kimble County Youth Show, and the Hill Country Fair Association; as well as serving on the Texas Tech University Hill Country Board of Advisors, the Concho Valley Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee, and the Concho Valley Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Representative Murr is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Junction.