Mary Ann Murphy wants to return to Corner Brook city council

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Mary Ann Murphy

CORNER BROOK  The latest candidate to confirm their intention to seek a seat on Corner Brook city council is a familiar face to municipal politics.

Former deputy mayor Mary Ann Murphy announced Wednesday that she will be running in the municipal election scheduled for Sept. 24.

Murphy served one term on city council after she retired from her job as development director with the Western Regional Hospital Foundation and was elected in the 2005 vote. She led all candidates with 3,370 votes and had enough support from her fellow council members to be subsequently chosen as deputy mayor.

Personal commitments kept her from seeking re-election in the 2009 municipal election, but she is ready to get back into it now.

“I am proud of the work that was accomplished during my term on council from 2005 to 2009,” she said in a press release announcing her candidacy. “We started building for the future and there was a feeling of optimism in our city.”

Her press release included an extensive list of accomplishments under the council she was a member of. That list included the makeovers to Margaret Bowater Park and the Capt. James Cook lookout, construction of a new city hall, establishing the city’s first recycling program, updating the City of Corner Brook’s policy manual, introducing a 10-year development plan, starting work on the new water treatment plant and the repairing and paving of more streets than any previous council.




Organizations: Corner Brook city council, Western Regional Hospital Foundation

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Margaret Bowater Park

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  • peter barry
    July 25, 2013 - 10:27

    i too have to agree with iamthejib we new a whole new bunch of councillors who want to move this city forward and attract more businesses here and that has not happened with the last couple of councils.out with the old

  • allie
    July 25, 2013 - 09:42

    I have to agree with IAMTHEJIB we need YOUNG blood not old we need someone to stand up for the growth of our city let new business in. out with the old and in with the new ....please come on there got to be more suitable people out there to run ....

  • IAMtheJIB
    July 25, 2013 - 08:02

    No disrespect to Mary Ann Murphy but we need some new, young blood in there. People with a long term stake in this city's success instead of retired folks that bring the "same ole same ole" to the table. We need people with forward vision to change the things that current and previous councils have done to retard this city's progress. What we need are people that are not willing to bow to the pressure from the few current local business that will do anything to keep competition out of their cookie jar. With all due respect, I don't think Mary Ann Murphy and Lew Hounsell are the forward thinking visionaries that we need.

  • Merv
    July 25, 2013 - 06:46

    Welcome back - Please run for Mayor

  • Leila Brinston
    July 24, 2013 - 19:40

    :) :) So happy to see this familiar face running for council again! Mary-Ann I think you will make a wonderful Mayor!!!!!!!!

  • Marg Howe
    July 24, 2013 - 18:45

    Glad to see you coming back, Mary Ann!