Brian Murphy is an independent businessman encouraged to run for election to establish fiscal responsibility to his county's Board of Supervisors. Double digit tax increases, explosions in spending, lack of competitive contracting for large contracts and Board members awarding themselves a 40% pay increase (on top of the golden parachutes) have created a widespread dissatisfaction in the community. Candidate Murphy was encouraged to run by citizens from all political persuasions. Citizens First! Coalition represents regular citizens who are issue sensitive rather than politically partisan. We are supporting candidates who will effectively represent our concerns regarding taxes, schools and government reform.