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Dan Murphy Resigns From State College Borough Council

Dan Murphy has resigned from the State College Borough Council, according to an announcement posted on his Twitter page.

Murphy said he tendered his resignation to Council President Jesse Barlow, Mayor Ron Filippelli, and the other councilmembers Monday night. His resignation will enter effect following Monday night’s meeting.

“It has been an incredible opportunity and privilege to serve you,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “Serving you has been so rewarding. It has also come at great cost to my physical & mental health. You deserve the best, and the best thing I can do for [State College] right now is to step aside. I believe in the great potential of this community and all who live and work here!”

Aside from the physical and mental toll serving on Council took on him, Myers didn’t provide a specific reason for his resignation.

Recently, Murphy expressed concern surrounding Penn State students’ return to campus amid the coronavirus pandemic. He vocally supported a new ordinance that gave the borough more power to enforce mask-wearing and social distancing, among other mitigation efforts.

Murphy won a seat on the Borough Council alongside Theresa Lafer and Evan Myers, who both still currently serve on the council, back in 2017. Running as a cross-filed Democrat/Republican, Murphy pulled 29.80% of the vote en route to winning a four-year term that would’ve ended in 2021.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt is a junior majoring in journalism and Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football aficionado, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza. He loves Seinfeld, is really into video games, and would wipe the floor with you in Halo. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ for bad sports takes or email him at [email protected]

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