Former mayor of San Diego, Judge Dick Murphy will be at Warwick's on Thursday, October 6th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his new book, San Diego's Judge Mayor: How Murphy's Law Blindsided Leadership with 2020 Vision.
In November 2000, San Diego Superior Court Judge Dick Murphy surprised the political pundits by coming from behind to win the Mayoral election. His campaign slogan was “Leadership with 2020 Vision” – a promise to set forth a clear vision for San Diego in the year 2020 and to provide the leadership to implement that vision. During his years in office, Murphy set ten goals for the city and had great success in achieving them. But near the end of his first term, his administration was blindsided by Murphy’s Law – “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” - including the discovery of pension fund mismanagement and the devastating Cedar Fire.
In this book, Murphy finally reveals the inside story of how it all happened and the lessons to be learned - by politicians and citizens alike - from his experiences. The book concludes with ten thought-provoking proposals that, as Murphy envisioned, will make San Diego “a city worthy of our affection” by 2020. Both a personal and political memoir, San Diego’s Judge Mayor captures, with frank honesty, a significant time in San Diego history.