Nelson Co. Democratic Party Taps Murphy to Run for Supervisor's Seat

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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Nelson County Democratic Party is tapping Trina Murphy to run as a candidate for county supervisor.

Murphy is an aunt to Alexis Murphy, the Nelson Co. teenager who vanished nearly two years ago.

Her high-profile work in the community has also included working with Save the Next Girl, a nonprofit organization.

Trina Murphy will be running for the South District seat, presently held by Republican Larry Saunders.

Along with her volunteer work, Murphy is a nurse manager at Jefferson Area Board for Aging's Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet.

Nelson County Democratic Party News Release:

June 15, 2015

The Nelson County Democratic Party has officially nominated Ms. Trina H. Murphy (D) of Arrington for the South District seat on the Nelson County Board of Supervisors currently being held by Larry Saunders (R). 

Murphy is employed as a Nurse Manager at JABA Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Murphy said she is running for the seat because she wants to represent and support the residents of the South District and the whole of our county. She is committed to expanding both recreational and employment opportunities for the youth of our county. 

“ I also feel that it is important that our elected representatives realize that our elderly population need our support to make sure that Nelson county continues to be a low tax and affordable county for all our citizens.”

Also, she said, “I am opposed to the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline coming through our county, most of our citizens oppose the Dominion pipeline, due to its harmful effects on our property values, property rights and the environment. I think that we need a Supervisor who will lead in the opposition to the pipeline. I want to work with the other Supervisors to do everything possible to stop the pipeline coming through our county.”

The South District includes the communities of Shipman, Arrington, Wingina, Norwood, Tye River, Gladstone.

Murphy is a Nelson County native and graduate of Western Albemarle High School. She is a Outreach Advocate for Help Save the Next Girl, a non-profit started by the parents of Morgan Harrington. Murphy has also worked with our state legislators and the Virginia Crime Commission on issues of campus and domestic violence.

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