Congressman-elect Greg Murphy attends annual GOP retreat

BALTIMORE, MD (WITN) - Almost immediately after winning North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District race, Republican Congressman-elect Greg Murphy jumped into his new role.

Dr. Murphy joined other House Republicans in Baltimore for the annual GOP retreat this week.

Although yet to take his oath of office, the former North Carolina state legislator is bringing his ideas to the table.

One of those immediate ideas is securing additional hurricane relief funding for North Carolinians affected by Hurricane Dorian, especially on the Outer Banks.

Murphy said, “As a state legislator we've had to deal with these disasters before, and now I'll be working in concert with my former colleagues to try to get relief to the people of eastern North Carolina."

Murphy will also tackle everything from economics, global security, and foreign affairs on behalf of the 3rd district which hasn't had any representation since the death of Representative Walter Jones in February.

"The most important thing is to put the office back together again, develop staff, get back out there and attend the needs of those in the 3rd district," said Murphy.

GOP leaders are motivated by securing not one, but two recent seats in the state. Dan Bishop, scraped a narrow victory over Democrat Dan McCready, in The 9th Congressional race. Both Congressmen-elect are attending the retreat which ends on Saturday.