Meet The Candidates: Marty “Joe” Murray, Jr.
Marty “Joe” Murray Jr. is an ambitious visionary with years of professional and entrepreneurial experience. Having founded Grand Prestige, LLC in 2011; Marty continues to promote and encourage personal and professional development in those he encounters. He would go on to publish a book entailed ‘Art Of The Gentleman’. Marty was featured in Delux Magazine‘s April edition; being included in the 2016 Emerging30 under 30.
With over eight years of experience in project management; Marty has recently become one of the youngest people in St. Louis to obtain his Project Management Professional (PMP ®) certification. He currently works as a project manager for a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company.
Marty Murray graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. During his time on campus he held leadership positions within organizations including Undergraduate Student Government, Black Affairs Council, and the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Marty has recently been admitted to one of the premier business schools in the United States. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration through the University of Missouri -Trulaske Executive MBA Program.
When it comes to philanthropy Marty is committed to several organizations. Marty currently sit on the board of directors for ALIVE, INC (Alternative to Living in Violent Environments). During the spring Marty started a program that promotes education for inner city kids. “Gloves4Grades” aims to encourage young amateur fighters, at 12th & Park Recreation Center, to get on the honor roll.
“I am asking for your support in my run for the 7th ward democratic committeeman seat. While many do not know of the Democratic Central Committee; I will work to ensure all are informed in the political process. You should vote for me because I am merely a reflection of you. Prior to filing for the office I have made it a point to understand the very different perspectives of each neighborhood. I have met with you at neighborhood meetings, I have held voter registration at your churches, and we have cleaned our neighborhoods together. If anything you know I will be there for you. A vote for me is a vote for transparency, public service and accessibility.”