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Hillsborough County



Located midway on the west coast of Florida along beautiful Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County is a thriving, diverse community. Fully grounded in a rich history yet embracing all the opportunities of the technical age, the County’s boundaries embrace a modern skyline, major tourist destinations, world-class entertainment venues, a nationally-recognized airport, one of the largest shipping ports in the country, major educational institutions, a bustling agricultural industry, professional sports teams and more. A wide range of lifestyles offers residents the ability to live in high-energy urban environments, suburban planned communities or rural landscapes. Huge national and international events, including four Super Bowls, NCAA competitions, the Republican National Convention and the International Indian Film Academy’s 2014 Awards, bring global attention and many visitors to Hillsborough’s doorstep. People of all ages from all walks of life and companies representing a vast array of industries choose to make Hillsborough County their home.

Sandra Murman

Sandra Murman was first elected to the County Commission in 2010. In 2014 and 2017, she was elected to be the Chairwoman. Prior to joining the County Commission, Murman completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1996-2004.  Representative Murman was the first Republican Woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore in the Florida House of Representatives. During her tenure in the House of Representatives, Murman worked on issues such as nursing shortages, long term care reform for elderly services, nursing home litigation reform, and critical reform of child protective services and foster care.


As a longtime resident of Hillsborough County, Commissioner Murman has spent many hours volunteering her time as an active community advocate as well as a public policy leader. She has been directly involved in more than 20 organizations that support our community and enhance the lives of children and families.


Commissioner Murman was selected to serve on the Prepaid College Foundation Board, the Junior Achievement Board, and the Florida Healthy Kids Foundation.  She also serves as a civic leader on many other boards and commissions that help children such as past chair of the board of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the Brandon Regional Hospital Board, and Junior Achievement, Hillsborough Kids, Inc., The Children’s Home, Healthy Start Coalition, founding director of LLT Charter School, Phoenix House, Mental Health Care Foundation, USF College of Nursing Advisory Board, West Central Girl Scouts Development Council, and many more.

Sandra Murman
Chair, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners