‘We deserve better’: Long Island Democrat files to run for congressional seat held by George Santos


Farmingdale resident Will Murphy announced he officially filed his candidacy with the FEC for the Democratic nomination of representative of New York’s 3rd Congressional District. Murphy presents the latest potential obstacle that controversial incumbent Republican representative George Santos will face as he seeks re-election in 2024.

Murphy attended New York University before earning his law degree at Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He worked as a federal court litigator for a Long Island labor and employment law firm before starting his own solo practice. Murphy’s practice primarily represented local small blue-collar businesses. He also joined St. John’s University as an administrator in 2014 before eventually becoming a full-time faculty member for the university’s Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security.