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Los Alamitos Mayor Richard Murphy announces that he will not run for re-election

Citing personal reasons, Los Alamitos May Richard Murphy announced at the regular meeting of the Los Alamitos City Council on Monday, July 20, that he will not run for re-election in November 2020.

Because of Council districts forced on the City two years ago under threat of a law suit, Mayor Murphy would have been running against two other sitting Council members in a single district. Current Council members Tanya Doby and Dean Grose also live in District 1.

The so-called Green district map was adopted by the Los Alamitos City Council on July 30, 2018. The general election in November 2020 was the first under the new voting districts. Only Districts 1 and 3 elected representatives.
The so-called Green district map was adopted by the Los Alamitos City Council on July 30, 2018. The general election in November 2020 was the first under the new voting districts. Only Districts 1 and 3 elected representatives.

“Bittersweet but there are certain things you just can’t do with Council responsibilities,” Murphy said. He also mentioned the increasing difficulty of being a landlord in the State of California.

2 Comments

  1. God bless you Mr. Murphy for putting others before self. Your mom would be proud. She raised a good boy. Former neighbor.

  2. Rarely does one see such character and integrity as demonstrated by an elected official as Mayor Murphy.

    I hope that Los Alamitos residents recognize this.

    Best wishes, Mayor Murphy!

    Respectfully,

    Leroy Mills
    Former Cypress Mayor

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