Jane is a 30-year East Side resident and lives in Ward 7’s Mounds Park neighborhood, where she and her husband, David Murphy, purchased their home in 1984 and raised their son Sam, a 2003 Harding High School graduate. Jane’s husband is a landscaping designer and contractor.

As Ward 7 city councilmember, as an attorney, and as a community volunteer, Jane has an extensive record of innovative problem solving and consensus building on issues of broad community concern.


      • Ward 7 City Councilmember since 2016, working with our diverse and multicultural community to serve youth and families, small businesses including immigrant entrepreneurs, to increase housing and job training.
    • Attorney in private practice representing individuals and businesses in municipal land use and zoning, licensing, permitting and ordinance and enforcement
    • Dayton’s Bluff Community District Council volunteer on 3M Site Redevelopment Advisory Task Force, the Near East Side Economic Development Implementation Strategy, and the University Community Advisory Committee
    • Buy Local business advocate with Metro Independent Business Alliance