The Russellville native has a long history of service to the community in which he was born and raised.
He has served on the board of the Russellville Optimist Club; was involved in little league sports for 15 years, including serving as president of Russellville Little League for several years; was president of the PTA twice; served as Cubmaster for all of Logan County for five years and was awarded the Scouters' Key; has held district and conference level offices with the United Methodist Church; and currently serves on the board of Good Samaritan.
A native of Russellville and the son of the late Bivion and Bessie Murphy, he is a graduate of Russellville High School and attended Austin Peay State University for several years.
Murphy worked at ITW for 24 years and was in mid-level management when it was downsized. He has been with the local General Motors vehicle dealership the past 12 years.
His wife Judy is customer service manager for a specialty printing firm in Bowling Green. They have two children, Scott Blythe and Angela Brooks, and three grandchildren.
Murphy has served as an election officer and as a member of the Logan County Democratic Executive Committee.
Starling Murphy says:
"I'm not a candidate for reelection just because I want to win an election or for my own gratification. I'm a candidate for reelection because I want the best, most dedicated, and committed six people on Logan Fiscal Court as possible.
"I think my attitude of serving all the people of our county fairly and justly, coupled with the knowledge I've gained the past four years while serving as your magistrate, justifies my asking you to elect me again as magistrate of District 1.
"Our fiscal court must have an aggressive attitude in order to be progressive and move our county forward. The most outstanding characteristic of a progressive community is one of providing services needed by its citizens.
"We must also support those non-elected people who are doing their best by providing necessities they require to do that job."