Patrick Ó. Murphy is a resident of the Sacred Heart neighborhood, and among the fifth generation of Murphys to call Lowell home.
The youngest son of longtime Lowell teachers Joan and Dan Murphy, Patrick was born eight minutes behind his twin brother Daniel and four years after his sister Gráinne. Like his brother and sister, Patrick graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover on a four-year scholarship, and has continued his education at Tufts University. He works throughout the Merrimack Valley as an independent brick- and stonemason with his cousin.
Elected to the Council in 2009, Patrick has proposed a number of motions aimed at strengthening our local ecology, economy and community, which have led to several successes including the LowellStat Initiative and the city’s Green Community designation. Fulfilling another campaign promise, Patrick does not accept the councilors’ stipend or the health, pension and other benefits offered by the city.
Councilor Murphy serves as Chair of the Environmental and Railroad Issues Subcommittees, as well as a member of the Economic Development, Education, Flood Issues, Housing, Youth Services and Zoning Committees. He also serves as the Lowell City Council’s representative to the regional North Middlesex Council of Governments and North Middlesex Metropolitan Planning Organization.
He can be reached through the city's eGov system or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.