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Wilson, McMurry take office in Suisun City

Lori Wilson sworn in as new Suisun City Council member

Lori Wilson sits down for the first time in her seat on the Suisun City Council after Sam Derting relinquished his seat during Tuesday's City Council meeting. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)

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SUISUN CITY — A very happy Lori Wilson, Suisun City’s newest City Council member, was sworn into office Tuesday as friends and family applauded and snapped pictures.

“I am just excited and thrilled to serve the community in this way and work to bring continued success to Suisun City,” Wilson said.

Supporters such as Lawrence Woods wished Wilson well. ”She is going to do a great job,” Woods said.

Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert said Wilson shows wisdom, has great heart and will be accessible to her constituents.

Sam Derting, who Wilson is succeeding, was presented with an award of appreciation from Mayor Pete Sanchez and thanks from residents such as Dave Harrison, who said Derting’s eight years of service “has been amazing for the city.”

“I thank you all for your support and it has been an honor to serve the city,” Derting said. “Lori will do a good job and she ran a good campaign.”

Wilson was the top vote-getter this time around in a three-way race for two seats on the City Council. She and incumbent Mike Segala got the two seats, beating out incumbent Derting.

She ran unsuccessfully for the council two years ago. She stayed involved with the city, getting appointed to the city Parks and Recreation Commission as well as helping to form the Suisun City Community Services Foundation, which raised money to bring back the city’s fireworks festival.

Wilson said earlier that scrutinizing the city’s budget is a top priority for her and to bring more businesses into Suisun City so residents won’t have to travel to Fairfield or Vacaville to shop. She also said she wants to partner with nonprofits to create more programs for children and teens.

Mike McMurry was sworn in as the new city treasurer, replacing his wife Jeanie McMurry, who declined to run for re-election after serving 28 years as city treasurer. Linda Hobson was also sworn in after her re-election as city clerk.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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  • Aritha B. TomlinsonDecember 05, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Congratulations Councilwoman Wilson! You ran a good race now the work begins. Looking forward to great things from you!

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  • Stephen AllmerDecember 05, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Congratulations! Suisun City is blessed to have your stewardship on their team. The tenacity you have shown will reward the citizens of Suisun City in the days to come.

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  • Amber SolisDecember 05, 2012 - 9:31 am

    I am happy for you Lori but even happier for the City of Suisun. Your passion and determination will be such an asset to your constituents. They made a great choice.

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  • Laura CalderonDecember 05, 2012 - 12:51 pm

    I would like to thank Sam Derting for his service. Sometimes being a councilmember can be a thankless job- so Thank You Mr. Derting- really. I am looking forward to having Lori Wilson on our council. She loves Suisun- I know this about her and her hard work and caring attitude when making council decisions for the citizens will reflect this. Blessings Lori.

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