Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The document submitted by school district parent Jennifer Crowder says Committee member David Murphy was not a resident of Attleboro during the 2011 election. Murphy says the complaint "is riddled with inaccuracies and lies."
School district parent Jennifer Crowder has not backed down from her mission to invalidate David Murphy's November 2011 election to the Attleboro School Committee. After the Election Commission rejected her claim last week on technical grounds that she had not filed a proper challenge, Crowder on Monday submitted a new document to the Election's Department at City Hall. The revised document, which is attached to this article, contains legal language and is typed, looking significantly different from the previous handwritten submittal. In the complaint, Crowder alleges Murphy did not meet the residency requirements to run for school committee last year because he lived in Boston. Among the features that she claims proves he was not an …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A city solicitor says the complaint filed by Jennifer Crowder against David Murphy does not meet the standards for the Election Commission to consider it. Crowder says she will file a new complaint. Murphy calls her a pawn on a pathetic crusade.
One chapter of an inquiry into the residency of Attleboro School Committee member David Murphy concluded Wednesday evening with the Election Commission unanimously dismissing a complaint filed by school district parent Jennifer Crowder. But a new chapter could begin as soon as Thursday afternoon because Crowder said she would file a revised complaint. The commission dismissed the complaint alleging Murphy lives in Boston by following an opinion issued by attorney Lauren Galvin from the Office of the City Solicitor (the opinion is attached to this article). Galvin wrote that for a complaint to be considered it must meet six criteria, which Crowder's letter does not do. Among the issues with Crowder's document were that it was not sworn and …
Friday, June 22, 2012
June Synosch has previously served on Attleboro's Election Commission.
Former Election Commissioner June Synosch will return to the panel on a temporary basis following her unanimous appointment by the City Council on Tuesday. A replacement is needed to address all issues and possibly a hearing challenging the residency of School Committee member David Murphy. The council did not discuss the appointment during the meeting. School district parent Jen Crowder has filed a complaint with the city challenging the residency of Murphy, whom she says lives in Boston. Murphy told Attleboro Patch last fall that he had an apartment in Boston, but his permanent residence was in Attleboro. Commissioner Michael Levinson, a former school committee member, recused himself at the June 13 commission meeting before the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Attleboro Election Commission will consider next month whether to have a hearing about School Committee member David Murphy's residency.
No decision will be made about a school district parent's complaint regarding Attleboro School Committee member David Murphy's residency until next month at the earliest, Election Commission Chair Fran V. Hutton told a small group gathered at City Hall on Wednesday. Prior to the start of Hutton's comments, Commissioner Michael Levinson (a former school committee member) said he had been asked to recuse himself on this issue and left the room. Hutton said a person must be appointed to replace Levinson so that a full body could consider the matter. This would not happen before next month. The commission is scheduled to meet again July 11. If a new commissioner has been appointed by that time, the panel will "look at what has been presented…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
An agenda item is labeled "Residency Hearing." Election officials aren't talking. Sources say it involves School Committee member David Murphy.
Few facts were available for the public as of Tuesday afternoon about what the Attleboro Election Commission will discuss at its meeting on Wednesday. Sources familiar with the situation told Attleboro-Seekonk Patch that something about first-term School Committee member David Murphy's residency is on the agenda. [The agenda is attached to this article.] Agenda item 6A is labeled "Residency Hearing." Whether there will be a hearing on Murphy's residency or a discussion about a hearing is not clear. City election officials aren't talking. When asked about the agenda item, Commission Chair Fran V. Hutton told Patch to come to the meeting. Allegations that Murphy does not live in Attleboro came up during last year's campaign because he was …
Friday, November 4, 2011
A complaint was filed with the State Ethics Commission against David Murphy.
A complaint questioning the residency of Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy was filed with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission on Oct. 11, but the Commission found that there was no violation of the conflict of interest law. Murphy has come under fire recently because he made public that he was leasing an apartment in Boston, the same city where his employer, Nixon Peabody, is located. Murphy has denied allegations that he does not live in Attleboro. In fact, Murphy said his legal address is his parents' home in Attleboro, but that he also leases an apartment in Attleboro. "I am an Attleboro resident," Murphy said. "We have conducted a review of the information you furnished to the State Ethics Commission via an online…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy said Attleboro is his home, always has been.
Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy, an attorney at Nixon Peabody in Boston, wants to set the record straight about his residency in Attleboro. Murphy, who was raised in Attleboro and attended elementary, middle and high school in Attleboro, said he is a resident in Attleboro, despite what others have suggested otherwise. According to the Attleboro Election Office, any registered voter in Attleboro can run for elected office. There is no minimum requirement at the local level on how many days out of the year that they need to reside in Attleboro, according to Elections Office Manager Maryann Draine. Murphy has come under fire lately because he has an apartment in Boston, a place where he retreats to after working long hours …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Attleboro School Committee Candidate David Murphy hosts round table discussions on education.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
More than two dozen people gathered at Briggs Corner Pizzeria for the first “Topic Tuesday” roundtable event, sponsored by the David Murphy for School Committee campaign. The roundtable, which was the first in a weekly series leading up to the November 8 election, focused on the relationship between the Attleboro schools and the greater Attleboro community, according to a press release on the event. Participants included small business owners, real estate agents, former city officials and members of the Attleboro High School mentoring program. Murphy, an at-large candidate for the Attleboro School Committee, facilitated the one-hour discussion, which focused on the relationship between residential property values and the quality of the …