Read Murphy resigns from Sea Bright Council

Read Murphy

Read Murphy

After 25 years of service over a 28 year period, C. Read Murphy has stepped down from the Sea Bright Borough Council.

Murphy has been contemplating leaving the council for some time.  He informed the Sea Bright Republican Committee he would not seek another term during their candidate selection process last spring, and then had a last minute change of heart and filed to run in the primary.

John Lamia, the candidate selected by the committee to replace Murphy before his change of heart, was the top vote getter, with 63 votes, in the primary.  Murphy and his fellow incumbent, James LoBiondo, tied and there was one write-in vote, which created a vacancy for the second GOP nomination for council.  Murphy also had a write-in vote in the Democratic primary.

For the last several months, Murphy has wanted the borough to hire him as the beach manager, a job he has been performing as a volunteer.  Had he been hired, he would have resigned.   Murphy said the job is still up in the air, but that he resigned for personal reasons and not due to his pending job application.


Posted: July 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, Sea Bright | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Read Murphy resigns from Sea Bright Council”

  1. Thanks said at 3:56 pm on July 3rd, 2014:

    For your long years of service.

    May God Bless

  2. SEA BRIGHT: MURPHY QUITS COUNCIL - Red Bank Green said at 4:59 pm on July 3rd, 2014:

    […] resignation, effective immediately, was first reported Thursday by Art Gallagher of More Monmouth Musings, who wrote that Murphy had been thinking about resigning and had even asked the local GOP to take […]

  3. One of the greatest assetts in SB said at 9:47 pm on July 3rd, 2014:

    Read Murphy will be missed on the council. He showed how to stand up for what you believe in and not be a pushover! Hope you find more enjoyment from whatever you put your heart and soul into next. It will be hard for someone in SB to fill your shoes.

  4. John D Bodine, Sr said at 2:38 pm on July 4th, 2014:

    Congratulations Read! A good man; a tough man.

  5. We need more people said at 10:37 am on July 5th, 2014:

    in our towns and the party like Read- people for whom the “good of the order” and “the team” come first!! Congrats and best wishes!

  6. Mike Harmon said at 12:47 pm on July 5th, 2014:

    Stand up and applaud Read Murphy for dedicating his life and skills to Sea Bright. A job well done.

    I like his independence and his good nature and a big smile. A practical and smart guy with a big heart.

    I remember a medical emergency of a young boy a few years ago at Drift Wood Beach Club (where my family are longtime members). It was hot, sunny 4th of July weekend and here came Read Murphy and the ambulance crew. As always he dropped everything to help his town and her visitors.

    If you are a regular in Sea Bright, Read is everywhere all-the-time.

    I always thought he would make a great Freeholder.