Representative Andrew Murr was first elected in 2014 to represent District 53 in the Texas House of Representatives. The district includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, and Sutton Counties. An eighth-generation Texan, he was raised on a ranch in Kimble County and attended school in Junction.

Representative Murr attended Texas A&M University, receiving a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Agricultural Development with an emphasis in economics and policy. Following graduation, he worked toward his master’s degree at A&M and earned his teaching certification, completing his student teaching in Mason, Texas. He subsequently graduated with highest honors from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Representative Murr currently serves as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Corrections, which oversees the largest state agency – the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In addition to his role as Corrections Chair, Representative Murr also serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Redistricting Committees of the House and was selected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Texas House Republican Caucus Policy Committee. 

While in office, Rep. Murr has been a steadfast conservative and go-to counsel for criminal jurisprudence and legal issues. During his tenure, he has served on a variety of committees including the Transportation Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee, and more. He has also been appointed to boards such as Texas Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the state judiciary, and Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the commission that provides support to counties to develop and maintain indigent legal defense systems.

Representative Andrew Murr was first elected in 2014 to represent District 53 in the Texas House of Representatives. The district includes Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, and Sutton Counties. An eighth-generation Texan, he was raised on a ranch in Kimble County and attended school in Junction.

Representative Murr attended Texas A&M University, receiving a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Agricultural Development with an emphasis in economics and policy. Following graduation, he worked toward his master’s degree at A&M and earned his teaching certification, completing his student teaching in Mason, Texas. He subsequently graduated with highest honors from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Representative Murr currently serves as Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Corrections which oversees the largest state agency – the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In addition to his role as Corrections Chair, Rep. Murr serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Redistricting Committees of the House and was selected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Texas House Republican Caucus Policy Committee. 

Rep. Murr has been a steadfast conservative and go-to counsel for criminal jurisprudence and legal issues while in the Texas House. During his tenure, he has served on a variety of committees including the Transportation Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee, Local and Consent Calendars Committee, and more. He has also been appointed to boards such as Texas Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the state judiciary, and Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the commission that provides support to counties to develop and maintain indigent legal defense systems.

Before being elected to the State Legislature, Representative Murr was elected Kimble County Attorney and later served as Kimble County Judge, where he presided over hundreds of criminal, civil, and probate cases and slashed county spending by 31% by cutting waste and inefficiency.

Under his leadership, Kimble County today retains one of the lowest tax rates in the state, maintaining zero debt and incurring no future pension obligations. He is also the past Chairman of the Concho Valley Council of Governments Executive Committee, where he was responsible for overseeing millions of dollars in funding for a twelve-county region in the areas of law enforcement, emergency preparedness, solid waste, rural transportation, and early childhood education. 

Rep. Murr’s rural roots run deep and he previously served as president of the Kimble-Edwards Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Junction Rotary Club. He currently serves as a member of the Kimble County Historical Commission, the Kimble County Youth Show, and is a proud member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the National Rifle Association.

Representative Murr lives on a family ranch in Junction, Texas with his wife, Amanda, two sons, Coke and Jack, and daughter Caroline Louise. He raises cattle, maintains a general law practice, and is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Junction.

Before being elected to the State Legislature, Rep. Murr was elected Kimble County Attorney and later served as Kimble County Judge where he presided over hundreds of criminal, civil, and probate cases and slashed county spending by 31% by cutting waste and inefficiency.

Under his leadership, Kimble County today retains one of the lowest tax rates in the state, maintaining zero debt and incurring no future pension obligations. He is also the past Chairman of the Concho Valley Council of Governments Executive Committee, where he was responsible for overseeing millions of dollars in funding for a twelve-county region in the areas of law enforcement, emergency preparedness, solid waste, rural transportation, and early childhood education. 

Rep. Murr’s rural roots run deep and he previously served as president of the Kimble-Edwards Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Junction Rotary Club. He currently serves as a member of the Kimble County of Historical Commission, the Kimble County Youth Show and is a proud member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the National Rifle Association.

Representative Murr lives on the family ranch in Junction, Texas with his wife, Amanda, two sons, Coke and Jack, and daughter Caroline Louise. He raises cattle, maintains a general law practice and is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Junction.