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Murray Announces Candidacy For Lee County Supervisor In 2024

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Teresa Murray announces her candidacy for the Lee County Board of Supervisors in District 4. 


Former Lee County Assessor Teresa Murray has released the following press release officially announcing her candidacy for Lee County Supervisor in 2024:


DATE:  March 19, 2024

I am pleased to announce my candidacy in the Democratic Primary for the Lee County Board of Supervisors in District Four.

I have experience in county government and community organizations.  I began my career in 1980 with the City of Keokuk Assessor’s office. When the office was combined with the Lee County Assessor’s office in 1989, I continued my work in that office advancing from clerk to Deputy Assessor to my appointment as Assessor in 2009.  The Assessor’s position is one that requires the combined agreement from the county, school boards and municipalities in the county, and I was reappointed by them until I retired from that position in 2019. I gained extensive knowledge in the budget process, having prepared the yearly Assessor’s budget for eleven years.

In 2012, I worked closely with the Lee County Board of Supervisors and Mike Norris of Southeast Iowa Regional Planning to convince Iowa Fertilizer to build their new facility in Lee County.

My husband David and I have been married for 43 years and are the proud parents of two children – Melissa Palmer and Andrew Murray. We are also proud grandparents of two grandchildren have another on the way.  I am a member of All Saints Catholic Church, having served on parish council and various boards and committees for the church as well as Keokuk Catholic Schools.

I understand financial issues and grants.  In addition to eleven years of preparing the Assessor’s budget, I prepared several budgetary items as president of the Keokuk Saddle Club since 2004.  After the club lost its previous location, I applied for multiple local grants on behalf of the club which resulted in $52,000 of grants being awarded for the new arena project which is now being constructed. I serve on the Friends of Shimek State Forest Equestrian Trails Board as the Grant officer. This group’s mission is to care for the trails in Shimek State Forest and improve the campgrounds.  I currently serve on the City of Keokuk Board of Adjustment.

To the residents in District 4, please know I would be honored to have your support and your vote on June 4 in the primary election for Lee County Board of Supervisors. Thank you!

CONTACT: Teresa Murray



Written by: Leah Jones

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