Press release: Speaking from his hospital room, County Councilman Bob Jarman quipped, “I’m putting my whole heart in the job of Council and I needed a tune-up”.
Jarman and his wife Sue got a surprise when he visited his physician for routine tests, and discovered he had a faulty heart valve. He is now recovering from surgery with a new mechanical valve.
Laughing and joking with family around, Jarman said, “This new valve will give me another fifty years; not that I want to be part of the Council that long!”
Jarman expects to be back attending County Council meeting within a week, and said “ I’ve been reading the minutes, and keeping up to date with the issues”.
Jarman is running for election as council member for the new residency district 1 which covers the entire San Juan Island plus Stuart Island.