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Mike Murphy


Title: Current Mayor of Merced

Inductee Year: 2019-2020

Class Year: 1997



Biography of time at GVHS and/or Activities involved with at GVHS

  • Senior Class President
  • Varsity Wrestling Team (Captain)

Other Accomplishments Outside of GVHS

  • Merced Mayor (2016 to present)
  • Merced City Council (2011 to 2016)
  • BA from BYU (2004 international politics)
  • JD from Georgetown University (2007)
  • Partner at Murphy & Brawley, LLP
  • Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum
  • Member, American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network

Favorite memories of GVHS

  • Being part of a brand new campus, including:
    • Creating the rivalry with Merced High
    • Competing in varsity sports without any seniors
  • Playing Lieutenant Brannigan in the musical “Guys and Dolls”
  • Creating lifelong friendships with classmates
  • Working with amazing people in student government