"The City of Orange has been a wonderful place to grow up and continue to call home. I am fortunate to have an opportunity to serve my community and will continue to do in any way that I can."
Mark Murphy has been proud to call Orange his home for his entire life. He graduated from Orange High School and continued his education at Santa Ana College, and ultimately earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Southern California.
Murphy's business career, provides him with a unique opportunity to apply private industry background to the responsibilities of public office. Mark began his public service career in a number of capacities for the City of Orange, including Planning Commission Chairman, Centennial Commissioner, president of the Community Video Advisory Board, and Chair of Orange’s Millennium Commission.
Mark became an elected official in Orange in 1993 when he first became a councilman. He was then elected to the post of Orange Mayor in 2000, and reelected in 2002. After a brief hiatus, Mark was re-elected to the city council in 2012, was named Mayor Pro Tem by his colleagues in 2015 and elected as Mayor in 2018.
Mark is active in supporting a number of local community service agencies including Orange Elderly Services, Inc., the YMCA, The Friendly Center, as well as a number of youth education and sports organizations.
His personal interests include music, sports (especially basketball), and riding motorcycles. Both Mark and his wife, Vikki Heath Murphy, have been named Citizen of the Year by the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mark and his wife Vikki live in East Orange.