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Image collage of Murphy Bannerman in the community

ABOUT

Murphy is a community leader

Murphy is a proven community leader. She began her career as a Photojournalist, and in 2017, she turned her focus to community organizing after seeing the issues plaguing Phoenix.

 

Murphy is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona with her mom nearly 20 years ago. She has lived in Arcadia since 2018. As a Phoenix resident, she is keenly aware of the issues happening in our community. 

As the daughter of a single parent, she relied on early childhood education and youth programs growing up—and she knows how critical these services are for youth. 

Murphy knows the challenges families are facing to make ends meet. She will prioritize mixed-income units in new apartment complexes and wrap-around services for the homeless. As Phoenix grows in population, all community members must have shelter and access to affordable housing.
 

Murphy will maintain our neighborhoods and outdoor recreation areas to provide safe spaces for children and families to enjoy their community. 

 

Further, she will work to improve emergency response times. It can take up to 18 mins for emergency services to respond to a call.

That can mean the difference between life and death. Murphy supports using innovative solutions to address this problem while acknowledging and reducing unintended harm to vulnerable communities.

Last, as a 20-year resident of Arizona, Murphy has seen the ongoing effects of Climate Change, from the increase in 120° plus degree days to the rise in air pollution. As the largest city in Arizona and the 5th largest city in the country, the Phoenix City Council must pass bold policies to address these issues and ensure our city has a bright future for decades to come. 

She is a lead organizer of the Women’s March Phoenix, a former Co-Director of We The People Summit — a series of civic engagement conferences — and most recently Deputy Director of Election Protection Arizona, a statewide organization dedicated to protecting the public’s right to vote. 

 

Murphy is a solutions-focused community leader who will work with the community to get things done for District 6.

 

District 6 includes Ahwatukee, Arcadia, The Biltmore, and the southern portion of North Phoenix.

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