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Murrieta City Council selects mayor, mayor pro tem for 2023 term

During the final council meeting of 2022, the Murrieta City Council appointed Lisa DeForest and Lori Stone to serve as mayor and mayor pro tempore, respectively, in
2023. Photo provided by the City of Murrieta.

By unanimous vote, the Murrieta City Council appointed Lisa DeForest to serve as mayor and Lori Stone to serve as mayor pro tem for the 2023 term. Mayor DeForest and Mayor Pro Tem Stone are currently serving their first term on the council after being elected in 2020.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as mayor of the City of Murrieta,” DeForest said. “I am dedicated to serving and honoring the needs of the community, leading with integrity, fairness, professionalism, and confidence. I will strive to increase communication as we aspire to further the success of our amazing city. The best is yet to be.”

In addition to the appointment of the mayor and mayor pro tem, three members of the council were sworn into office. Councilman John Levell was sworn in for District 1, located in the northern portion of Murrieta, west of Interstate 215. Councilman Ron Holliday was sworn in for District 2, the northeast portion of Murrieta. Councilwoman Cindy Warren was sworn in to represent District 5, the southeast area of the city. Warren was originally appointed to fill an open seat on the council and was elected in 2022 to continue serving.

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