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Roxanne Murphy, former Tacoma employee, runs for City Council

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 23, 2009 at 5:21 pm with No Comments »
April 23, 2009 5:21 pm

Roxanne Murphy, a former communications specialist for the City of Tacoma, announced today that she is running for the District 4 seat on the City Council.

Murphy, 33, will be running against businessman Marty Campbell, who formally announced his candidacy last week for the seat now held by Councilman Rick Talbert.

Talbert is barred by term limits from seeking a third term.

Murphy has served as a board member of the Eastside Neighborhood Council, secretary and treasurer for the DomeTop Neighborhood Allicance, and a volunteer for the McKinley Hill Business District.

She recently a launched a Web site aimed at reducing crime and blight, www.endeastsidecrime.com.

Murphy, who is pursuing a master’s in public administration at The Evergreen State College, said she wants to rid the streets of blight and crime, and launch initiatives and set policies that will improve the quality of life within the district and the City of Tacoma.

She was named Best City of Tacoma employee in 2008 by the Tacoma Weekly, and was named to the 2008 class of “40 Under 40″ by the Business Examiner, which highlights Pierce County community and business leaders.

Murphy, a member of the Nooksack Tribe, also was a member of Weyerhauer’s Highly-Promising Minority Group, according to a press release.

She expects to graduate in May 2010.

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