No. 10: Tammy Murphy

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Murphy

With her own national recognition, the First Lady of New Jersey has not labored in the shadow of her husband Phil, the governor. In the year since assuming the role of first lady, Murphy has used her public stature to focus on issues of women’s and maternal health, infant mortality affecting communities of color, environmental justice and climate change.

In January 2018 at a Women’s March in Morristown, Murphy emerged as a central figure in New Jersey’s #MeToo movement against sexual harassment when she went public with her story of being sexually assaulted while a sophomore at the University of Virginia. Given her prominence, Murphy can be a strong advocate on the issues — women’s physical and behavioral health — she has chosen to focus on.

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