Tyrona Clark-Murray was born, raised, and educated in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from Florida A&M University. After serving in the US Army, she earned a Master Degree in Education from the University of North Florida. Her advocacy work as a member of the Northwest Citizens Planning and Advisory Committee (NWCPAC) led to her running for City Council District 9 in the 2022 Special Election, winning with a record setting 53% of the vote. Murray has worked to bridge the divide between local government and neighborhoods.