Mental Health Advocate Rep. Tim Murphy Will Not Seek Re-Election Amid Scandal

(10-4-17) The Pennsylvania Republican released the following statement today following a series of embarrassing revelations published in the Pittsburgh Gazette about his personal life.

Representative Tim Murphy

Statement From Congressman Tim Murphy

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) released the following statement:

“After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term.

“I plan to spend my remaining months in office continuing my work as the national leader on mental health care reform, as well as issues affecting working families in southwestern Pennsylvania.

“We have accomplished much in the past year through the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and there is much work yet to be done.

“In the coming weeks I will take personal time to seek help as my family and I continue to work through our personal difficulties and seek healing. I ask you to respect our privacy during this time.”

About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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