From the Kris Murray for Supervisor campaign:
Orange County Business Council’s BIZPAC Endorses Kris Murray For Supervisor
ANAHEIM, CALIF — Orange County Business Council’s BIZPAC today announced its endorsement of Kris Murray for Orange County Board of Supervisors’ Third District seat. OCBC cited Murray’s decades-long service to Orange County, its residents and business community, including her groundbreaking efforts to address homelessness, in its endorsement.
“The future of our county continues to be bright as we have accomplished leaders willing to serve on the Board of Supervisors. We are excited to support a community leader who has been a part of the OCBC family for over 12 years where she led solutions on transportation, workforce housing and other critical issues to grow jobs and enhance the quality of life of Orange County residents. She remains active in her support and energy to Orange County’s success,” said Lucy Dunn, President and CEO.
With more than 25 years in public service, Murray has been a strong force addressing regional issues, including homelessness. As Mayor Pro Tem and a member of the Anaheim City Council, Murray worked with the County of Orange, Orange County Sheriff, and neighboring cities to find solutions, including shelter for hundreds of individuals, which eliminated miles of riverbed homeless encampments.
In addition, Murray’s accomplishments include increasing public safety for local communities, helping to install a new police force, emergency firefighting services, and more parks and community centers serving children and families. She served two terms on the Anaheim City Council, as a member of the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Council and most recently was appointed to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to ensure the county’s water quality remains high.
Murray’s work and leadership also ensures Orange County residents can live, work and thrive in the region for generations to come. Having brought nearly $6 billion in development projects to the region, Murray helped to create thousands of skilled jobs in Anaheim, and generated hundreds of millions in new city and county revenue in her tenure. Murray also championed programs to enhance the county’s economic viability as the former Vice President of Government Affairs with OCBC, including OC Moves, a public-private initiative dedicated to improving county and regional mobility.
“OCBC has long advocated for initiatives that help to grow high paying jobs and preserve the quality of life in our local communities, including increasing supply, choices and affordability of housing and the importance of transportation solutions to Orange County’s economic prosperity; I truly appreciate OCBC’s support,” Murray stated in response to the endorsement. “As County Supervisor, I will focus on keeping Orange County as the place to succeed and raise a family.”
As a resident and active member in the community, Murray is a strong supporter of local nonprofit organizations working to build up the local community, serving as a community board member for Seneca OC, and supporting organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, Anaheim YMCA, Cops4Kids, OC Family Justice Center, Anaheim Beautiful. Murray also serves on the California Women’s Leadership Association Board of Directors.
Murray and husband Steve currently live in Anaheim Hills with their son Garrett and two rescue dogs, Bailey and Copper. In their free time, they volunteer with the Boy Scouts, Little League, and Anaheim Hills Community Council.
Orange County Business Council represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC is comprised of the region’s most influential global businesses and organizations in the region, working to assure effective investment in infrastructure, an advanced education system that produces skilled workers, growth of venture capital and high tech companies, and housing solutions for the workforce. OCBC membership is comprised of some of the world’s largest global corporate leaders as well as representation from local government and academia. For more information, visit http://www.ocbc.org.