Mark Murphy

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenager

Background

Murphy was born and raised by a former Congressman. He would later graduate from Xavier High School and the Catholic University of America. In early adulthood, he would serve as Staten Island’s New York City’s Public Advocate. In 2012, he decided to run against incumbent Congressman Micheal Grimm in the race to represent the 11th district. He would later lose this race. In his time since Murphy has run a business that helps people buy and sell their homes in Staten Island. He has also worked to help organize senior living through NYCHA.

Key Issues

Healthcare

For Healthcare, Murphy would work to have funds from the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp. be directed to Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center. He would also work to expand the number of health care centers in the borough.

Public Safety

To help combat gun violence in the borough, Murphy would work to create an anti-gun unit, invest better NYPD training/technology and putting more train officers in the streets. He would also work to invest more money on the FDNY.

Infrastructure

Looking at what he calls ‘a lack of infrastructure’, Murphy as Borough President would work with the Department of City Planning to preserve the best parts of Staten Island and work to help overstressed areas with little resources in them (schools, hospitals are an example of areas).

Transportation

Murphy would work to improve waterway transportation, including adding a fast ferry from the South and West Shore. To make transportation safer in the streets, Murphy would work with communities to develop places to put street signs, stop signs and traffic lights, making transportation better. He would also work to improve the drive through Hylan Blvd by reducing parking on streets and using paint/light timing.

Endorsements

People: City Councilwoman Debi Rose, New York State Senator Diane Savino, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall
Organizations: TWU Local 100, Staten Island Democratic Association, ATU, NYLCV

Sources

MurphyforStatenIsland