Puppy mills among new Lufkin city council member's priorities

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:38am

Lufkin, TX — Sarah Murray will soon be Lufkin’s newest city council member, after defeating Darrel McDonald, 156 votes to 118, in Saturday’s runoff election for the Ward 6 seat.

The total included 110 early votes for Murray and 60 for McDonald.

Murray said she gives the glory to God for her win and promises to represent her ward with a strong conservative, Christian viewpoint.

“I was the conservative in this race, and people in Ward 6 are conservative people,” Murray said. “I am excited to start my new job on Tuesday, and will release my No. 1 priority at a later date. I do promise to take a strong stance on noise pollution from the railroad, puppy mills, slum lords, and library policies.”

Murray said she recently visited a puppy mill and found the practice inhumane.

“There are puppies sold in front of local businesses that are from puppy mills, and I want to put a stop to that,” Murray said. “These puppies have no shots or records, and are not spayed or neutered. I’m a passionate person, so there are many things I’m ready to take on.”

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