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Kris Murray
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Anaheim City Council
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 5
Anaheim Mayor Pro Tempore
2013 - Present
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Long Beach
Master'sSan Jose State University
Office website
Campaign website
Kris Murray is a member of the Anaheim, California City Council. She was first elected to the council in 2010. On December 17, 2013, the Anaheim City Council appointed her to serve as the Council Mayor Pro Tempore.[1]


Murray holds a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach and a Master’s certificate in transportation management from the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. Her professional experience includes working as the Vice Chair of the Anaheim Public Utility Board and serving on the boards of the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors, the Southern California Association of Governments Executive Committee and Regional Council and the Orange County Council of Governments.[1]


Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Murray highlighted the following issues:[2]

Public safety

  • Excerpt: "There is no greater priority for me as a member of the Anaheim City Council than to provide for the safety and security of our residents and businesses."

Anaheim Convention Center

  • Excerpt: "With overwhelming support from residents, businesses, public safety, labor, regional and state elected leadership, the City Council approved plans to move forward with a major $180M expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC). This action paves the way for an additional 200,000 square feet of "flex space," space that can be used as exhibit, ballroom, or meeting rooms, and increase the Convention Center's available exhibit square-footage to more than 1 million square-feet, the most on the west coast."

The Angels

  • Excerpt: "As a member of the City Council, I have been a strong and vocal supporter of keeping Angels Baseball in Anaheim. As we continue to negotiate a new agreement with the team, please know that it is my top priority to ensure the best deal for residents and taxpayers."

Community services

  • Excerpt: "Anaheim has emerged from a lasting recession with a stronger, sustainable economic climate due to years of innovative planning and significant private sector investments. As a member of the City Council, I have worked to balance the budget, restore city cash reserves, and invest in core city services across all neighborhoods."


  • Excerpt: "Throughout my tenure on the City Council, I have been deeply committed to policies that will grow job opportunities in Anaheim and throughout Orange County."



See also Anaheim, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Anaheim, California held elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was August 8, 2014.[3] Two of the four city council seats were up for election. Incumbent Kris Murray and candidate James Vanderbilt defeated incumbent Gail E. Eastman, Donna Acevedo, Jose F. Moreno, Jose Moreno, Jerry O'Keefe and Doug Pettibone.[4][5]

Anaheim City Council, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKris Murray Incumbent 20.7% 16,207
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Vanderbilt 19.8% 15,541
Gail E. Eastman Incumbent 19.6% 15,338
Donna Acevedo 4.1% 3,188
Jose F. Moreno 14.7% 11,521
Jose Moreno 3.8% 2,976
Jerry O'Keefe 8% 6,244
Doug Pettibone 9.3% 7,309
Total Votes 78,324
Source: Orange County Elections - 2014 General Election Results

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