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Tacoma: City Councilman Spiro Manthou recovering after emergency heart surgery

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on July 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm with 6 Comments »
July 8, 2011 6:31 pm

Two-term Tacoma City Councilman Spiro Manthou underwent emergency heart surgery this week and is now recovering,  Mayor Marilyn Strickland said an email Friday evening.

“Councilmember Manthou had cardiac bypass surgery on Wednesday,” the mayor’s email said. “His recovery will take 4-6 weeks.  The Manthou family has requested that we respect their privacy at this time.”

No further details were made available Friday.

Manthou, 60, a lifelong Tacoma resident and married father of three, first won election to the council’s Position 1 seat in 2003. He won re-election in 2007, but can’t run for a third term due to city term limits.

Four candidates have since filed for the open seat representing the city’s West End. Meantime, Manthou has said recently he is considering future campaigns for public office at the county level. He did not file as a candidate for the coming election.

Earlier Friday, after learning that Manthou had taken a sudden, extended leave from his general services manager job at Bates Technical College, a co-worker referred The News Tribune to Strickland for more details.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. Allyg23 says:

    We love you spiro & wish you a very speedy & healthy recovery!

  2. ToddIverson says:

    Get well Spiro.

  3. Speedy recovery.

  4. Apophthegm says:

    Get well soon!

  5. Connie & daughters says:

    Hoping for a speedy recovery Spiro! We send our love & best wishes to you and the family.

    Connie, Francine & Rhonda

  6. think there might be some confusion with the intern that deletes comments or maybe a database communication error because my comment about digital billboards keeps getting removed. I thought only comments get removed when they’re in context of child porn collecting pierce county sheriffs ? Help me out Lewis Kamb !

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