Councilman Dan Halloran, who’s also the Republican candidate for Congress in Queens, is going to be out of commission in the near future as he undergoes surgery to remove a benign tumor.
“As a member of the City Council, I’m used to my every move being public. It’s one of the downsides to a life of public service, but I have grown accustomed to it,” Mr. Halloran wrote to his supporters this evening. “Today, however, I need to share with you something about the most private of subjects – my personal health.”
“It’s a lengthy operation that will require me to remain in the hospital for the rest of the week,” he wrote of his upcoming operation this Wednesday. “Then, after all goes well, I’ll return home to rest and recuperate. My doctors expect a speedy recovery, and I hope to be back on my feet within a few weeks — and get back to the business of serving you in City Hall and fighting for our district, the middle class, and our shared values.”
He stressed that since he’s been diagnosed he hasn’t slacked off in his duties and he pledged that his health would not slow down his legislative efforts in the future:
“I had the good fortune to have been timely diagnosed, back in March. Since then, I have introduced legislation to reform the Board of Standards and Appeals, fought against the DEP’s water rate hikes, and helped revitalize a blighted lot in Whitestone. And I’ve gone to every Council meeting, attended all hearings for the committees I oversee, and been to a host of events to support our local charitable organizations, youth sports associations, and senior centers. While this has been in the back of my mind the whole time, as you can see, it hasn’t slowed me down. Nothing can.”
Needless to say, we wish him the best.