Established 1835

2017 to Current

Rick Ramsey

Rick Ramsey ran for his first political office and was elected as Mayor of Murphy in November 2017. Rick graduated from Murphy High School in 1974. He graduated from Mars Hill College, now University, in 1978 with degrees in Economics and Business Administration. Rick enjoyed the challenges of a continuous advancement in management positions until retiring in 2015 from Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas as the Company’s Facilities and Capital Budgets Director. His career spanned 35 years.

He and his wife Janet returned to his home town and live in the home built by his parents, Leonard “Peewee” and Edith Ramsey. Together they have three daughters, three son-in-laws and six grandchildren. 

To contact Mayor Ramsey, please call 828-837-2510 or use the form on this page to contact him via email.