Sue Murray has announced her intention to run for Greencastle mayor in the 2007 municipal election.
Murray, who is social services director at Putnam County Hospital, is a past city council member and a long-time member of the community.
She has given the following statement about her decision to seek election.
"Twenty-eight years ago, my family -- three preschool-age children, my husband Dave, and I -- left upstate New York for Greencastle, Ind. We left our families, friends and a world we were comfortable in for a new life in the Hoosier state. We assured ourselves that if it didn't 'work out' we could always go 'home.' What we found here is home.
"Greencastle has given our family and me roots. We found a small community, a church and many opportunities that welcomed us. We all have been given the chance to be involved, to learn and explore new things and to feel safe and comfortable in the community we live in. We are grateful.
"It is a direct result of what this community has given to me that I have decided to seek the job of mayor. I believe we are at a very important place in our city's history. The sprawling development of Hendricks County is moving ever farther west. The new mid-field terminal at the Indianapolis airport will make Greencastle an easier commute than from the north side of Indy. We have an opportunity to have an impact on our growth, on what kind of growth we see and the kind of community we want to be. I want to be a part of that.
"In the past 28 years, I have had the special opportunity to serve on the Greencastle City Council for eight years and on the Board of Public Works for the last 11. These experiences, along with the good fortune of being involved in a variety of community organizations and my last 24 years as a social worker at Putnam County Hospital, have afforded me unique perspectives to bring to the Mayor's Office.
"It is with great humility and excitement that I have filed my candidacy forms for the office of Mayor."