WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Daily Voice will publish profiles on the local candidates running for office in the Nov. 5 election.
Claudia Murphy, running for the Common Council on the Republican and Conservative lines, is the owner of Happy Paws Pet Sitting in White Plains. She also serves as the treasure of the Carhart Neighborhood Association and is president of the Live Oaks Condominium Association.
Why do you want to help lead White Plains?
I want to serve our community and bring an independent voice of the people to City Hall. I will end the one-party government in White Plains.
What is your favorite location in White Plains to spend time with your family?
My family consists of me and my two dogs, Fang a 5-pound silky terrier and Scruffie a cock-a-poo. We like to walk in Saxon Woods although it is sometimes difficult for Fang to navigate the trails, many of the rocks are bigger than her. Mostly, we stroll down Mamaroneck Avenue.
When is your birthday?
Aug. 26, 1968
What do you do for recreation?
I try to stay active and physically fit. I enjoy Pilates reformer and kettle bell weight training. I also like trail running and have completed two 10 K mud runs with military obstacles to raise money for care packages to be sent to our troops overseas. I participated in a 5 K run at the Bronx Zoo to benefit the World Wildlife Fund.
What is your favorite restaurant in the area?
With a wide array of so many great restaurants in White Plains I can’t say I have one favorite. I always dine out in our city and pick what food I am in the mood for.