Erin Murphy was born and raised in Dorchester where she is the devoted mom of Brian, Maisie, and Michael (and Murphy Dog). She is a veteran Boston Public School teacher and special education coordinator who has spent decades dedicated to her students, families, and neighbors in Boston. Erin is a proud alum of UMass Boston and Fitchburg State University (M.A.Ed.). In her free time, Erin runs marathons to raise awareness and much needed money for addiction and mental health recovery services in Boston. She has raised over $50,000 for the Gavin Foundation. She is an avid photographer and hiker, dragging her (more than willing) dog up hill and down dale to share photos of our beautiful New England city with Bostonians near and far. She understands the struggles and challenges facing every day Bostonians because she lives them too. Navigating our public school system, paying the rent or the mortgage, caring for aging parents, and recovering our lives and livelihoods in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Now more than ever, Boston needs leaders like Erin to bring our City back.
Since 1979, Erin has been working to improve our City in ways large and small. From helping the Mayor's Recovery Commission bring life-saving services to those in need to representing her neighbors as a Ward 16 delegate, Erin shows up and works hard.
Daughter and granddaughter of Local 223 Laborers, BTU member for decades, and unwavering believer that union jobs bring prosperity and stability for all of us.