Supervisor John J. Benoit to reduce workload due to illness

News Release

2016


Nov 18

Supervisor John J. Benoit to reduce workload due to illness

This morning, Supervisor John J. Benoit notified colleagues and friends of the following information:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Weeks of discomfort, dry coughing and extreme fatigue led to my having a CT Scan Wednesday.  The scan revealed a number of pulmonary embolisms as well as a growth on the pancreas.  There are also spots on my liver and in my lungs. I was immediately admitted and am currently undergoing treatment and testing at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

It will be the middle of next week before a specific diagnosis is reached.  However, the consensus of the doctors seems to be that I will need rest and an aggressive chemotherapy process.

In light of the above I must reluctantly reduce my workload.  I will remain in close contact with my staff, however my Chief of Staff Michelle DeArmond is authorized to handle most matters to conclusion.  I Intend to continue attending Board of Supervisors Meetings, but I may utilize video or teleconferencing.  My outstanding staff will represent me at most other meetings.

I am hopeful that rest and appropriate treatment will result in my return to full work status in a few months.  In the meantime, I appreciate all the prayers and support that I have received, and I trust in God and know that he has a plan.

JOHN J BENOIT, Chairman
Riverside County Board of Supervisors

For further information, contact Fourth District Chief of Staff Michelle DeArmond at (760) 863-8211.







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