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Olga H. Murray |

Olga H. Murray is running for Islip town clerk

Olga H. Murray

During her term, a new computer system was installed in 2013 to track every transaction in the office, making for a more seamless and productive system, Murray said. Her priority if elected would be to focus on scanning and digitizing records, she said. "The infrastructure, unfortunately, in terms of technology is not where it should be and we need to get that moved up in terms of getting it into the 21st century," Murray said. Digitizing the clerk's office records, which include original documents such as birth records and other items dating back to the 1800s, would improve accessibility and ensure preservation, she said. "People are interested in getting the services they're looking for done in an expeditious and quite a friendly atmosphere," Murray said.

Murray, 53, of Oakdale, is running for re-election on the Conservative, Republican, Independence and Reform lines. She earned her bachelor's degree in history and recreation management at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and her law degree from Hofstra School of Law. She worked in the Suffolk County district attorney's office in the case advisory bureau as an assistant district attorney from 1989 to 1993, before going into private practice. She was elected to her first term as Islip town clerk in 2012.