2016 ELECTION UPDATE
Murphy: Merced is poised for progress
By DOANE YAWGER
Times Contributing Writer
June 23, 2016
NOTE: This following interview is part of an ongoing discussion
about the candidates and issues in this year's elections
in the city of Merced.
mayoral candidate Mike Murphy's three campaign themes are
safety, prosperity and accountability. The 36-year-old lifelong
Mercedian plans to be here for a long time to come and has
a vision on how the community can be improved.
As he competes against Necola Adams, Noah Lor and Josh Pedrozo
in the Nov. 8 election, Murphy's attention is drawn to downtown
Merced and the local business climate, public safety, UC
Merced, homelessness and city parks.
"I am not blind to the challenges we have in the city,"
Murphy said. "But I am optimistic about the future
in the short term and the long term.