Murray announces bid to retain supervisor seat

Daniel Murray

Warren County Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. announced his re-election bid Thursday.

Murray intends to seek the Republican Party nomination to run for a second term to represent the North River District on the Board of Supervisors. Murray, 67, announced his intentions at a Republican Committee meeting Thursday.

“I feel, this year, coming in as an outsider, I have to earn my way, and one of the ways to do that is to serve the people,” Murray said by phone before the meeting Thursday.

The supervisor cited his background the U.S. military and in manufacturing as a set of skills he can put to use for the community.

“I don’t have a personal business here that would take away or sway my thoughts,” Murray said.

Murray said he has “the community’s core values at heart.” The supervisor noted his volunteer work with community organizations, serving with the local American Legion chapter, the trustees of the Elks Lodge and his homeowners association.

“I think the most pressing issue right now is the town and county — we have to work together,” Murray said. “My position: everybody has to be brought together for the cause.”

Murray relocated from New Jersey to Warren County about 10 years ago as the maintenance manager for Interbake Foods. He worked as the plant engineer, or site manager, for the conversion of the Bering truck plant in Warren County to Interbake Foods. Murray then retired from Interbake. Murray was first elected supervisor in 2010 and joined the board in 2011. He served as chairman in 2014.

The supervisor said he wants to serve a second term to see several ongoing projects reach completion.

Murray and his wife, Janice, live in the Reliance area and have children and grandchildren.