Republican candidtes (from left) Rick Ramsey, Jeff Crane and Royse Brown are vying for the nomination in the Murphy mayoral race.

Republican Mayoral primary today in Murphy

   Murphy – Republican voters spoke loud and clear Tuesday about their nominee as the next mayor of Murphy.
   Rick Ramsey ran away with the GOP primary, earning 66 of the 73 votes to advance to the general election, where he will challenge Democratic candidate Curtis Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
   “I am appreciative of everyone who has put their trust in me,” Ramsey said. “I have great people who support me and who turned out at the polls today, and that inspires me further to go on and become Murphy’s mayor.
   “If I am elected to that position, I will serve every citizen equally and I will work for everyone in the business community. I am humbled and excited about these results.”
   GOP candidates Jeff Crane (5 votes) and Royse Brown (2) did not fare well with the low turnout.
   Crane said Monday night that he “wishes Ramsey all the best.”
   Royse Brown was not able to be reached for comment Monday night at his number on file with the elections office.