Thompson Hires Murphy as Spokesman

Bill Thompson’s campaign just hired Michael Murphy as a spokesman, uniting him with his old boss, Anne Fenton, the campaign’s director of communications.

The pair worked together in a similar capacity at the Bronx borough president’s office under Adolfo Carrion.

Murphy left that job and was most recently working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency Michael Bloomberg has repeatedly said should be abolished.

Before Carrion, Murphy worked for City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., and knows his way around City Hall and Room 9. He’s fast-talking, sociable, and seems eager to play the role of attack dog (which could come from his living in New York City as a die-hard Red Sox fan). Thompson Hires Murphy as Spokesman