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First Elected November 6, 2012
Term Expires November 2020
Richard Murphy currently serves as Mayor of Los Alamitos. A long time resident he was raised in Los Alamitos from 1964 to 1978, moving back permanently in 1997.
Richard was appointed to the Traffic Commission in January 2012 and was elected to the City Council in November 2012. He was named Mayor Pro Tem in December 2013 and Mayor in December 2014 and again in December 2015. He was re-elected to the City Council in November 2016 and was named Mayor in December of 2019.
In his professional career Richard practiced as a CPA for over 25 years and managed his own firm before working as a financial officer of various public and private companies. He is currently a real estate investor and broker in Southern California.
In addition to his Council duties Richard currently serves as a Director of the Orange County Sanitation District and Director on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). As Sanitation Director he is Vice Chair of the Administration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee. As an OCTA Director he is also Vice Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee. He previously served as Vice Chairman of West Cities Police Communications and on the Executive Committee of the Orange County Library Advisory Board.