Michael Murphy, Born in Fayetteville, NC grew up in Washington, DC. A graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School in northeast Washington. Michael went on to graduate from St. Louis University with a BS in Marketing. He has spent over 25 years in corporate America with Ford Marketing Corporation and Dunkin Donuts, Inc. where he was Purchasing Manager, Director of Quality Control and Director of Consumer Affairs before leaving the company to run for US Congress in 1994 (MA-9).
Michael began his political career in 1985 where he decided to run for the Board of Health against a “townie” that was born and raised in the Commonwealth of Mass. He won the race by 76 votes and went on to serve three terms in the Town of Canton, MA. In 1990, He ran for the office of Governor’s Council and won every precinct against a well known family name in politics.
Michael has an extensive experience in environmental affairs. He was the Town of Canton’s representative to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resource Recovery project. He ultimately recommended the town become a charter community in a similar project in Rochester, MA through the Energy Answers Corporation with its signing of a 20 year contract that saved the town over $400,000 per year for the life of the contract. He also was instrumental in getting Dunkin Donuts of America into The use of recycled content paper goods and environmental food packaging that resulted in raw material cost savings.
Michael came to the Atlanta area with a group of environmentally dedicated business partners to start a recycling firm in Atlanta’s Empowerment Zone Area. After its closing in 1999, He elected to remain in Atlanta and started managing political campaigns. Michael was President and General Manager Renewal Inc.
Michael had the pleasure and opportunity to be a part of the Presidential Delegation that went to Benin, Africa for the inauguration President Sokolof as the country’s first Chief Executive in the democratic changeover from a prior Marxist regime.
Michael is past Chairman of the Austell Community Task Force.
He continues to work as an Account Executive for Contract Business Interiors, Inc. A minority owned full service commercial furniture dealer located in East Point, GA.