never left. She married and raised two children in Tavernier, where she has
lived for 62 years.
worked for the Monroe County Health Department as the intake clerk; for the
Monroe County School Board as the registrar at Coral Shores School when it was
grades K-12 and for Monroe County Fire/Rescue as an Emergency Medical
Technician. She has had the honor of serving as Monroe County Commissioner
running for public office, Murphy was a member of the Monroe County Human
Services Advisory Board (chairing that Board for 3 years) and a member of the
Upper Keys Health Care Taxing District, locally known as the Trauma Board. She
is a volunteer EMT with Tavernier Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps since 1981
and is a current officer of the Tavernier Community Association.
loves to garden, raises orchids and bromeliads and also has a variety of turtles,
some of which are 40, 50 and 60 years old.
also loves to travel, her latest adventures taking her to Cuba, New York City
and Anchorage. This year she plans a trip to Washington, D.C. with her daughter
says that her three terms as a County Commissioner have been – by far – the most
interesting and satisfying “project” she’s ever been involved. Her motto for
her 4th term in office in 2016: “Can We Do It Again? YES!! We can.”