Steven Deffibaugh

City Council
Title: Honorable Mayor Pro Tempore, Place 5
Phone: 972-736-2416
Steve Deffibaugh - Mayor Pro Tempore


Steven Deffibaugh was born in Borger, Texas, has been married to his wife Judy for 46 years, and has one son and two grandkids. Some of his career highlights include, serving in the Marine Corps, being a police officer for both the Van Alstyne and McKinney Police Departments, and Collin County Fire Marshal, just to name a few. His background also includes serving two terms as Mayor for the City of Princeton, he currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore, and has been on the City Council since May of 2010.

He’s also actively involved in several organization including, being the secretary of the Collin County Firefighters’ Association, the President of the Princeton Community Development Corporation, and the Treasure for the Former McKinney Police Officers Association. He also served as a volunteer for the Princeton Fire Department from 1989 to 2018, before retiring as Assistant Chief.

 Some of his award recognition includes, the 2015 International Association of Fire Chiefs Ready Set Go Program National Award of Excellence, and the 2015 Bronze Smokey Bear Award from the USDA Forest Service, National Association of Foresters and the Ad Council.

 When he’s not working or serving in the community, Steven enjoys fishing, clowning, and spending time with his family.


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