Town of Sahuarita
Tom Murphy was elected to the Town Council in 2013. He and his family moved to Sahuarita in 2003 as their final stop, culminating 42 years of combined military service for him and his wife Lynn.
Murphy is passionate about serving his community and public service. After retiring from the USAF in 1995, he earned his Associate’s Degree in Business from the University of Maryland. He then spent 14 years in service to his family. During this time, Murphy was actively involved in his daughters’ schools. He volunteered in classrooms, tutored disadvantaged children, and was active in the PTA. Soon after moving to Sahuarita, he was elected to the school board and has been serving on it since January 1995, with two terms as president.
In 2008 he took the opportunity to utilize his passion for the community working for the Rancho Sahuarita Company as their Community Liaison and Community Director. Murphy worked tirelessly and networked endlessly in order to pursue the shared vision town and the award winning master-planned community.
Murphy believes that furthering the economic development of the town is the key to making the town a place where everyone will want to call home. He resigned from his position with Rancho Sahuarita because he wanted to ensure that the residents of Sahuarita will know that he took a position on the Council for the benefit of the town and that any decision he makes will be what he truly feels is for the good the town. Murphy looks forward to serving the residents of Sahuarita with a focus on economic development, mutually beneficial relationships, and drawing all elements of our community together. He believes that creating an atmosphere of communication and collaboration is vital to our growth and success.
Murphy was selected as Mayor in December 2016.