After his run for office, Mark started a small real estate business and now helps the next generation of Staten Island families buy and sell their homes. In the last decade as a private citizen, Mark never stopped using his experience and relationships to help his community. After Hurricane Sandy, Mark secured the help of Americares, a major charitable foundation, to help our communities rebuild. Mark also helped organize with seniors living on NYCHA properties who had been subjected to dangerous conditions, due to maintenance neglect by the city.
Public service is in Mark’s DNA. Mark’s father, Congressman John M. Murphy, represented Staten Island in the US House for close to two decades, from 1963 to 1981. A strong ally of President Johnson, Congressman Murphy sponsored the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, and other transformative civil rights and anti-poverty legislation. Mark holds those same values today.
Mark lives in West Brighton with his wife and son.