Tom Murphy announced on Friday, May 22 that he was dropping out of the race for supervisor in the Town of Mamaroneck.
He issued the following brief comment by email:
“After careful consideration, I’ve decided not to run for Supervisor of the Town of Mamaroneck. My reasons for withdrawing from the race are personal, not political. I strongly believe that the key issue facing voters in local elections is how to consolidate services and workforces to save money for taxpayers and hope that the dialogue my candidacy started on this issue
continues in the months to come.
I would like to thank folks who have voiced their support and have offered to help in the campaign. I truly appreciate the friendship that so many people exhibited.”
He declined to elaborate when reached for comment. For now, he is staying on the Mamaroneck Village Board, he said.
Mr. Murphy served on the Mamaroneck Village Board for six months in 2001. He ran again in 2004, becoming the sole Democrat. He has served since then and is currently the deputy mayor. All board members are now Democrats.
When reached for comment on Friday morning, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Valerie O’Keeffe had not yet heard the news. She has not said whether she will run again. The sole Republican on her board, she has been supervisor since 1999.
“I hope he and his family are well,” said Supervisor O’Keeffe, declining to comment further.