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Sandra L. Murman

Commissioner Sandra L. Murman

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About Vice Chair Sandra L. Murman

Sandra Murman was elected as a County Commissioner in 2010, representing District 1. In 2011 Commissioner Murman was elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as Vice Chair of the BOCC. Prior to joining the County Commission, Murman completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004. Representative Murman was the first Republican Woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore in the Florida House of Representatives.

During her tenure in the House of Representatives, Murman worked on issues such as nursing shortages, long term care reform for elderly services, nursing home litigation reform, and critical reform of child protective services and foster care. She also spearheaded growth management legislation to address school facility issues, financial practice reviews of our school districts, and keeping adult entertainment establishments from being located near schools and children and led the effort to protect abandoned babies. Commissioner Murman has lived in Hillsborough County for more than 35 years and has spent many hours volunteering her time as an active community advocate as well as a public policy leader. She has been directly involved in more than 20 organizations that support our community and enhance the lives of children and families. Her lifetime dream was to build a children’s museum in our community and spearheaded the Capital Campaign to raise $16 million to build the new Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa. She also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Museum.

Commissioner Murman was selected to serve on the Prepaid College Foundation Board, the Florida Taxwatch Commission on Education Performance and Accountability, Florida Healthy Kids Foundation and the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County. She also serves as a civic leader on many other boards and commissions that help children such as past chair of the board of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the Brandon Regional Hospital Board, and Junior Achievement, Hillsborough Kids, Inc., The Children’s Home, Healthy Start Coalition, founding director of LLT Charter School, Phoenix House, Mental Health Care Foundation, and many more.

In addition to her duties as Vice Chair of the BOCC, Chair of the Value Adjustment Board, and Chair of the Economic Prosperity Stakeholders Committee, Commissioner Murman serves on the following Boards and Councils: Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group; HART Authority Board; Metropolitan Planning Organization; Southwest Florida Water Management District Liaison; Tampa Port Authority; Tampa Bay Water; Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Inc.; and the Council of Governments.

Commissioner Murman is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing. She is married to local attorney Jim Murman of Barr, Murman, Tonelli, P.A. and they have a daughter, Michele, who graduated from Florida State University and is currently a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Tampa General Hospital.