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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Newport-Mesa Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 2

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Michelle Murphy

Non-Profit Executive
3,938 votes (47.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide a safe school environment for our children with adequate mental health supports as well as improving outdated infrastructure and curbing wasteful spending.
  • Support our teachers, principals and parents in developing innovative approaches that include additional opportunities for growth and educational achievement for all children.
  • Develop school sites that can also act as neighborhood hubs and improve communication and dialogue amongst educators, parents, students and community partners to help us plan for the future.



Profession:Non-Profit Executive
Associate Director of Advocacy & Health, Orange County United Way (2016–current)


University of Southern California Master's Degree (MSW), Social Work, Communities, Organizations, Planning and Administration (1998)

Community Activities

Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, Community Health Initiative of Orange County (2015–current)
School Site Council Member for Woodland Elementary, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (2016–current)
President of the Parent Advisory Committee, Orange Coast College's Harry & Grace Children's Center (2014–2017)
Member, Parent Advisory Board, UC Irvine's Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2013–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Women in Leadership
  • WeLeadOC
  • National Women's Political Caucus - OC

Organizations (1)

  • Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers

Elected Officials (3)

  • Costa Mesa City Council Member and former School Board Trustee, Katrina Foley
  • Costa Mesa City Council Member, John Stephens
  • Former City Council Member and School Board Trustee, Wendy Leece

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