MENDOCINO Co., 6/28/18 — Mendocino County Fifth District supervisorial candidate Chris Skyhawk has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and is currently in the Bay Area being treated. In response his opponent, Ted Williams, has suspended his campaign.
Skyhawk’s family released this statement via Facebook:
A note from Chris Skyhawk’s family and friends:
Earlier this week Chris Skyhawk suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and was taken to the hospital. Close friends and family appreciate the community’s patience, understanding and support during this critical time.
The family will endeavor to keep people updated as information becomes available, and ask that the community respect their privacy, continue to be patient and avoid feeding any rumor-mill.
Williams in turned issued this statement:
“In light of the tragedy that has befallen Chris Skyhawk and his family, we are suspending active campaigning forthwith.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Samantha and the children and we wish Chris a full and speedy recovery.”
(s) Ted Williams
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