Dr. Terrence Murphy is a small business owner and lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley with a deep-rooted commitment to public service. His family originally moved to Yorktown in 1962 when Yorktown’s mascot, the Cornhusker, was still a common and public sight.
Growing up next to Wilkens Fruit Farm, he enjoyed an incredible childhood which included apple picking and skating on Mill Pond. As the youngest of six children, his father Jack, a blue-collar, Navy vet of the Korean War, union man and labor advocate who worked for Con Edison for over fifty years, taught him the importance of hard work, dedication, and commitment to community.
Remembering his father’s teachings of the importance of community Dr. Murphy was always willing to help others in need. It was little surprise to his family when Dr. Murphy decided to study nutrition following his graduation from Yorktown High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University College of Chiropractic.
In 1999, he made his first official mark on the Hudson Valley by opening the Yorktown Health and Wellness Center on Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights. Following the passing of his father, Dr. Murphy opened Murphy’s Irish Restaurant in Yorktown in 2006, with his mom, Deneyse, and older siblings, Colleen, Erin, Sean, Denis, and Pat. As a tribute to their father, Murphy’s stands as one of Yorktown’s largest and most successful businesses and has been recognized twice for providing employment opportunities for the developmentally disabled.
Today, Dr. Murphy continues to manage his chiropractic practice while assisting in operating his family’s restaurant. Always keeping family first, Dr. Murphy’s favorite time is spent with this wife Caroline, and children McKayla, Jack, and Kian.
He was elected to the Yorktown Town Board in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, delivering the first back-to-back tax cuts in a generation and ushering in $250 million in economic development projects. In 2014, he was elected to the New York State Senate with 55.3% of the vote, representing the 40th District, which includes portions of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.