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Jerry Murphy runs for Ocean Pines Board of Directors

Jerry Murphy is running for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors

(May 18, 2023) Jerry Murphy has already made a mark on Ocean Pines. He was the builder of the round houses that can be seen throughout the neighborhood.

Now he wants to make his mark in another way, as a candidate for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors.

Four candidates are now vying for the three open seats created by the departures of Directors Doug Parks and Colette Horn because of term limits, and Director Frank Daly, who is moving to Florida.

The other candidates are Elaine Brady, John Latham and Jeffery Heavner.

Murphy moved to Ocean Pines in the early 1970s as a builder. He became a full-time resident in the 1990s. His family purchased the Boise Cascade office, located on Widows Watch Court and in 1990, he took full ownership of the property.

“I constructed a custom home on the site and have since enjoyed wonderful memories with family and friends,” Murphy said. “My desire to give back to the community is very important to me.”

Murphy has experience serving on boards.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Park Company for the past eight years, where he was primarily responsible for the financial stability and maintenance of a 115-year-old historic building in Baltimore.

He also served on the liquor board of Baltimore representing the Mount Vernon Belvedere Association.

“My ability to listen and debate with an open mind and practical point of view has served me well,” Murphy said.

Murphy likes the direction the board of directors and general manager are taking both financially and structurally.

He said he would like to focus on the safety of the community with increased funds, both public and private, for police recruitment and the Southside Fire Station Project.

“In respect to drainage and bulkhead issues, some progress has been made, there is much more to be done. We need to help fund and keep the progress moving forward,” he said.

Murphy lived in Washington, D.C. where he launched Shamrock Marketing Incorporated.

He sold that business in 2006 to partner with his wife, Julie Canard, in the real estate business. They were top producers with the Bethesda Gateway Long and Foster office and recognized for their expertise in Baltimore, Eastern Shore and Ocean Pines.

He said he is looking forward to focusing all his time on his Ocean Pines community.

May 10 was the deadline for candidates to file for the upcoming board of directors election, which is scheduled for Aug. 9.