Sandra Murman was elected as a County Commissioner in 2010, representing District 1. She was re-elected without opposition in June 2012. In 2014 Commissioner Murman was elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as Chairman of the BOCC. She served as Vice Chairman in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013. 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. As a longtime resident of Hillsborough County, Commissioner Murman has spent many hours volunteering her time as a 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 so she 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 is currently focused on five major areas: (1) Economic Development and bringing jobs to Hillsborough County. (2) Transportation through the Economic Development Policy Leadership Group, where she is working with all local leaders to craft future effective transportation policy. (3) Ending Homelessness in Hillsborough County through her work as a founding board member of the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI), among other homeless initiatives. (4) Continued improvements to Customer Service and Communications between the county and its citizens. And, (5) providing high-quality critical Children’s Services in Hillsborough County through her creation of a Blue Ribbon Committee for Child Safety that will develop a consolidated action plan.
Commissioner Murman is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts 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.