Steve and his wife Bridget.

Steve and his mom Marjorie.

Stephen J. Murphy was first elected the 31st Suffolk Register of Deeds with 180,667 votes in November of 2016. After winning the Democratic Primary on Tuesday September 4, 2018, he was re-elected as your Suffolk Register of Deeds on Tuesday, November 6th with nearly 180,000 votes topping the ticket in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.  

Steve has taken a very active role in raising the visibility and improving the operations of the Registry of Deeds.

Steve created the “Traveling Tuesdays” program and has brought the Registry of Deeds to every neighborhood in Suffolk County and helped hundreds of residents in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, with questions about their deed, filing, or Massachusetts Homestead Act.

Steve has restructured the Registry of Deeds to further professionalize the office, reduced the backlog of registered land certificates, provided additional training and supervision of document indexing to improve the accuracy of Registry records, and hired staff that are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese to better serve all residents of Suffolk County.

Steve partnered with Secretary of State Bill Galvin to improve to make the website more user and mobile friendly. Steve has also partnered with other government agencies and local non-profit organizations that specialize in housing issues, predatory lending, foreclosure prevention, and home ownership. 

Steve attended Boston Latin School and graduated from Stonehill College where he received a degree in business administration. Steve worked for a transportation company during and after college, eventually becoming Vice President of the company before entering public service.

Steve served as an At-Large member of the Boston City Council from 1997-2015, serving as President of the Boston City Council for three terms.

Steve was born in Dorchester and raised in Hyde Park.  His mother Marjorie is a retired teacher’s aide with the Boston Public School Department, and his late father Stephen was a retired Boston Police Officer and attorney.  Steve lives in Hyde Park with his wife Bridget Simmons Murphy.