On Wednesday, November 23rd, Mayor Matt Murphy announced to the City Council that he will not seek re-election for Mayor in 2023.
“I want to be abundantly clear: My focus hasn’t changed now that I’ve made this announcement – we will continue full speed ahead to move our city forward in the new year as we have major projects happening all over Valparaiso,” stated the Mayor.
A Change that occurred the mayors Family’s small business, Jofco Products, in early 2022, has created a need for Mr. Murphy to work full time with Urshcel Labs.
“Serving as Mayor of Valparaiso has given me the opportunity to see just how incredible we are. I have poured every ounce I have into keeping the city strong and will continue to pour it on 2023, he continued.”
Due to a professional opportunity at Urschel Laboratories, he will be needed full time in Chesterton, Indiana. The Mayor looks forward to a new opportunity, but is saddened to leave the men and women he worked alongside with for the past four years.
Mat Murphy is not leaving politics, because He does intend to run for City Council in 2024.
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