Spencer Murray Hopes to Return as County Supervisor




April 13, 2015

H. Spencer Murray of Franktown, an outspoken critic of current county administration, has announced his candidacy for Northampton County District 4 Supervisor in the November 3 election. District 4 includes Wellington Neck, the western portion of Franktown, and a section of Seaside Road.

Murray was District 4 Supervisor from 2008-2011 but did not seek reelection due to a family illness. He was succeeded by Rick Hubbard, who currently is Board Chairman and is expected to run for re-election. When Murray won his Supervisor seat in 2007, he had three opponents, one of whom was Hubbard, who finished third.

Only two Board seats are up for election this year, the other being that held by District 5 Supervisor Larry Trala. Robert Duer has announced his candidacy for District 5.

In the most recent election, November 2013, three Supervisors were chosen, but only one was contested: Granville Hogg defeated District 1 Supervisor and Board Chairman Willie Randall. District 2 Supervisor Larry LeMond and District 3 Supervisor Oliver Bennett were elected without opposition.

Murray has lived on the Eastern Shore for over 28 years. Born in Richmond, he is one of seven children. He attended the College of William and Mary, and after graduation served in Army Intelligence in Vietnam in 1967-68. Afterward, he worked in the financial industry, holding several executive positions and later establishing his own consulting firm specializing in revitalizing troubled companies and managing large-scale information technology projects for international and Fortune 500 clients.


Before being elected Supervisor, Murray was appointed to the Northampton County School Board where he served on the Finance Committee from 2006-2007.

In a press release, Murray stated: “While collecting the 125 signatures required to get me on the ballot, I listened to citizens’ concerns. Many feel Northampton is going in the wrong direction or no direction. Others are concerned about the levels of taxes, how they are spent, and debt. The majority feel they are working for the county rather than the county working for them. Working with other Supervisors, my focus will be on these issues and restoring public confidence in county government.”

Murray said he is soliciting citizens’ ideas and can be contacted at [email protected].



One Response to “Spencer Murray Hopes to Return as County Supervisor”

  1. David Gay on April 13th, 2015 6:56 pm

    Looking forward to Mr Murray’s campaign if he is truly dedicated to preserving the pristine environment of Northampton county.