Commissioner Sandy Murman
Hillsborough County Commission, District 1
Sandra Murman was elected as a Hillsborough County Commissioner from 2010-2020 serving District 1. She was elected by her fellow commissioners as Chairman of the BOCC for 2017-18 and for 2014-15. Prior to joining the County Commission, she served eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and was the first Republican woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore.
As a longtime resident of Hillsborough County, Commissioner Murman has been focused for over 30 years on issues that concern the health, education, and safety of our children in the community. She has worked locally and statewide to provide high quality critical children’s services through her creation of a Blue Ribbon Committee for Child Safety and to ensure adequate health care and a quality education. As a policy leader she also worked on economic development for small businesses, transportation issues, fighting the opioid crisis, ending homelessness, tackling human trafficking, and addressing mental health and substance abuse issues through a successful Jail Diversion Program in Hillsborough County.
She has been directly involved in more than 30 organizations that support our
community and enhance the lives of children and families. She is very involved
with Junior Achievement, Starting Right Now, Phoenix House, Early Learning Coalition, Tampa Museum of Art and she spearheaded the campaign to build the Glazer Children’s Museum. She works with children in foster care through the Children’s Home Network and is a Guardian ad Litem.
Ms. Murman is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. She is married to attorney Jim Murman of Weekley, Schulte, Valdes, Murman & Tonelli and they have a daughter, Michele, who graduated from FSU and is married to Dr. Michael Bradner. They have two children.