GREENWICH, Conn. -- State Rep. Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) issued a letter to his Greenwich constituents on Tuesday evening, informing them that he will not be present for Wednesday's gun control vote.
Camillo was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer and will soon undergo radiation treatment.
He is currently serving a third term representing Conn.'s 151st district.
Read Rep. Camillo's letter to his constituents:
Dear Constituents and Friends,
Many of you have been wondering why I have not voted on bills in the past couple of months. Due to a medical issue that has so far required two operations and will further require future treatments later this month, my work has been confined to my home. As I have another important pre-treatment medical appointment scheduled for Wednesday, I will not be present to vote on this week’s gun legislation.
The volume of calls and emails I have received on the gun control issue, as well as several other proposals, has prompted me to send this letter out so that it may reach many more than I would be able to speak with via phone or email.
I want to assure all of you that I am in touch with colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Thanks to them, legislation that I have introduced is proceeding due to their good will, friendship, and kindness. I am grateful that many other legislative issues have been relayed to me and my thoughts and views on them have been shared.
Please know that I continue to welcome calls and visits from anyone desiring to discuss issues, bills, or concerns that they may have. My home number is 203.344.9336.
Thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes.
As always, my best,
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