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WINCHESTER -- Frederick County Commissioner of Revenue Ellen E. Murphy plans to run for re-election to the constitutional office in November.
Murphy announced her intention to seek the Republican Party nomination and another four-year term during a news conference Friday.
Murphy, 71, has held the position since taking office in 1994 to fill the remaining portion of an expired term. Voters elected Murphy to her first full term the next year.
Several members of the Board of Supervisors and state legislators attended the conference along with Murphy's grown daughters.
Murphy serves as the chief assessor of property, and her duties include assisting in developing the county's budget.
According to information given at the event, the commissioner's office administered 45,000 real estate assessments and more than 135,000 taxable personal property items.
Also, the office handles tax relief for the elderly, the land use program for the county's rural areas, and numerous other duties.
Murphy and her husband, Alfred, live in the Sunnyside area.
Election Day is Nov. 8.