State. Rep. Carole Murray has served in the Colorado House of Representatives since 2008. She currently serves on the House Education Committee and House Judiciary Committee, as well as the Legal Services Committees.
Before serving in the General Assembly, Rep. Murray worked in the newspaper business becoming the ad manager who brought state recognition to the department. She managed a small business and then became the President of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, where she dramatically increased memberships and volunteer participation.
After her seven year stay at the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Rep. Murray was elected County Clerk and Recorder of Douglas County, and served in this position for eight years. She was elected President of the Colorado County Clerks’ Association, and was co-chair of that organization’s legislative committee, where she gained experience in policy-making at the state legislature.
Murray’s husband Lisle Gates is a retired high school principal in Castle Rock. The two have five children and eleven grandchildren. In her free time, Rep. Murray enjoys cooking, gardening, travel, and reading.