Joan Patricia Murphy
|Joan Patricia Murphy|
|Member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners from the 6th District|
December 2002 – September 18, 2016
|Preceded by||William Moran|
|Born||Joan Patricia O'Malley
South Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died|| (aged 79)
Crestwood, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Massachusetts|
Joan Patricia Murphy (née O'Malley; 1936 or 1937 – September 18, 2016) was an American Democratic politician and member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, representing the 6th district which is located in the Chicago Southland.
Murphy was Chairperson of the Labor Committee and of the Finance-Labor Committee. She was Vice-Chairperson of the Finance-Real Estate Committee and the Zoning and Building Committee. Additionally, Murphy served on 13 committees: Administration, Business and Economic Development, Education, Litigation, Tax Delinquency, Stroger and Cermak Hospitals, Oak Forest Hospital, Provident Hospital, Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations, Health and Hospitals, Finance, Zoning and Buildings, and Roads and Bridges. Murphy led a fight against supervisors taking mandated, unpaid furlough leave.
As Cook County Commissioner, Murphy voted to uphold a 2008 tax increase, remaining the highest in the nation.
- Schmadeke, Steve (September 18, 2016). "Joan Murphy, Cook County commissioner, longtime politician dies at 79". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
- Cook County Commissioner, Joan Murphy, on refusing to take mandated unpaid furlough leave, wgnradio.com, September 22, 2011. Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Traut, Lauren (September 18, 2016). "Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy Dies". Patch. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
- Seidel, Jon (September 18, 2016). "Commissioner Joan Murphy dies at 79, fought cancer since 2012". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
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