Roxanne Murphy seeks Bellingham council seat


BELLINGHAM - Roxanne Murphy has announced she will seek a two-year term as the at-large representative on the Bellingham City Council.

Murphy lives in the Lettered Streets neighborhood and works as an assistant administrator with the Nooksack Indian Tribe. In that position, Murphy said she supervises staff, shapes policy and provides community outreach. She is a member of the tribe.

She formerly worked for the city of Tacoma as a communications specialist and ran an unsuccessful City Council campaign there in 2009.

The race for the at-large seat is shaping up as a lively one after incumbent Seth Fleetwood announced he would not seek another term. Former council member Barry Buchanan and Democratic activist Bob Burr already have announced their candidacies.

Murphy reports that she holds a master's degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College and a bachelor's degree in communications from Central Washington University.

Reach JOHN STARK at or call 715-2274.

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