A Message from Murphy & Burns
Isn't It Time For Some New Ideas And Independent Thinking?
Candidates For Town Board
Both Murphy, an IT and operations professional with Thermo Fisher, and Burns, a marketing communications and IT consultant, hope to bring fresh eyes and ears to the Town Board, which, along with the supervisor’s position, has been exclusively in Republican control for 30 years. According to Murphy, “I want to make a difference, and I pledge to serve the entire Penfield community. I think our town has much to gain in a variety of ways from thoughtful collaboration.”
Burns echoes his running mate’s sentiments. “As a long-time Shepherd Home (hospice) volunteer and board member, I have worked closely with two of Penfield’s former supervisors, our current supervisor, and many other prominent Penfield residents. It’s clear to me that a town, not just a charitable organization, benefits most when people of diverse interests and talents work together.”
Though neither Murphy nor Burns has experience as an elected official, both feel strongly that their corporate, civic and philanthropic experiences and activities position them well to serve the needs of Penfield’s residents. Among other things, Murphy has served on the Penfield Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, has been a Rothfuss Park Community Project Leader, and chaired the Bicycle Master Plan for Penfield. Burns, prior to his involvement with Shepherd Home, volunteered with Youth at Risk, Junior Achievement, and the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen.