Three years ago, Michael retired from the City of Tucson as the Manager of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the Department of Transportation. Michael currently works for privately owned Professional Transit Management as the Director of MIS/ITS. For over 30 years. he has also been employed as an adjunct faculty member at Pima Community College, and in his spare time is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCoach.
Michael was politically inspired by his foster father Lewis C. Murphy who served as Mayor of Tucson from 1972 to 1989, Michael became a member of the "Pima College Student Coalition for Better Leadership” and District Student Body President in the early 1980’s. In 1985 Michael authored the Student Constitution for Pima Community College. Michael also served 8 years on the Tucson Unified School District #1 Board of Education and ended his term as the President of the Board.
Michael believes in full disclosure and is committed to bringing full transparency to LD10 and the Tucson community, where he will regularly call for public input and have not only open communication but encourage ideas from all on how we can help improve Tucson as a whole for everyone.
“You only get as much as you give and I don’t know how to give less then 100% to anything I commit to”.