Local community leaders recently endorsed Mayor Pro-Tem Scott Bradley for the open Mayor position in Murphy, Texas. Current Mayor Eric Barna announced earlier this year that he was not seeking re-election to the seat he won in 2013. He and his predecessor, Mayor Bret Baldwin have released a letter to the community expressing their support for Scott Bradley in the upcoming election. They were joined by former Councilmembers Mike Daniel, John Daugherty, Dwayne Elledge, Dennis Richmond and Rob Thomas. All have served with Councilmember Bradley in the ten years he has been on the Murphy City Council.
The letter states: "We are past and present members of the Murphy City Council. Most of us have served with both Scott Bradley and Dave Brandon during our terms. We have not all agreed with each other, nor with Scott and Dave, on issues over the years. However, we all agree that Scott Bradley is the most qualified candidate for Mayor in our upcoming election.
A resident of Murphy since 2002, Scott has dedicated himself to serving our community for the last 10 years. In his time on Council he has been a strong advocate for our city parks, community center and events for all ages. He took the lead on ensuring that the renovation of our historic former school was done in the best, most fiscally responsible manner possible. He was instrumental in developing Murphy Central Park, working on it from the acquisition of land from Plano ISD until its completion. Scott has worked with local developers and business owners, as well as the Murphy Economic Development Corp. to attract and expand businesses in our community while maintaining high-quality building standards. This work allowed Scott to be able to support a reduction in property taxes.
Scott works with residents from across our community to address concerns, answer questions, and hear suggestions on a variety of issues. While Scott is known as “the parks guy” on Council, his interest is not limited to any one area. He is an advocate for all of Murphy."
Early voting for Murphy City Council positions began Monday, April 24th and continues through Tuesday, May 2nd. Election Day is Saturday, May 6th.