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Incumbent watching development

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Latest

Sarah Fincanon, seeking a third term on the Murphy City Council, said the most pressing issue facing members is making sure that proposed development and a municipal utility district don’t negatively affect the city.

Fincanon was elected to Place 5 in 2017 and was re-elected in 2020. She was appointed deputy mayor pro tem in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. She is opposed by Laura Deel, who described hersef as a “stay-at-home mom.”

“I serve on the Murphy City Council because I want to make a difference in my community,” she said.  “I like feeling like I am contributing, helping and creating a better place to live for other people and their families. I firmly believe that the best and most noticeable way to affect change is on the local level.”

Fincanon graduated from North Mesquite High School and then attended the University of North Texas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has lived in Murphy since 2008 said she had enjoyed raising her kids in the community. Fincanon teaches science, English and special education at Richardson High School.

Her leadership qualities would include not being afraid to disagree with others, she said. “I am fine being the only one that dissents on an issue and I have no problem speaking my mind.”

In addition to other community volunteer work, the councilmember has been an active member of the Murphy Chamber of Commerce, having served as the organization’s director of communications.

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