Frederick County Commissioner of the Revenue Ellen Murphy won't seek re-election, endorses Seth Thatcher as successor

By JOSH JANNEY The Winchester Star Jan 26, 2019

WINCHESTER — Frederick County Commissioner of the Revenue Ellen Murphy announced Friday morning that she will not seek re-election in November.

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Open Forum - Seth Thatcher

Thatcher explains his reasons for running
Feb 16, 2019

Now that I have announced my campaign for commissioner of the revenue for Frederick County, I wanted to write a bit about what I would do in the office to help people make up their minds about my candidacy.

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Frederick County’s Commissioner of Revenue Retiring

Frederick County’s Commissioner of the Revenue will not be seeking reelection.

Ellen Murphy, who has served in office for the last 25 years, made the announcement late last week. In a Wednesday (1/30/2019) email, Murphy said that her decision came because at 79-years-old, she feels it’s “time for someone else to take over.” She has endorsed Seth Thatcher as a candidate to replace her; Thatcher is the county’s chief commercial and industrial appraiser, and is recognized by the Commissioners of the Revenue Association as a Certified Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue.

Murphy will serve through her full term as promised, and be in office until December 31, 2019; she said Wednesday that she’ll continue to serve the citizens of Frederick County, and provide information to Mr. Thatcher as needed so that he will be ready to take over the office if elected.

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