Scottsdale City Councilman Tony Nelssen said Tuesday he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Nelssen made the announcement during the public comment period of the City Council meeting. He expects to start treatment next week.
Nelssen, who is running for re-election, said he doesn't expect the diagnosis to affect his official duties or plans to seek another term.
While Councilman Nelssen and I are usually on the opposite side of most political issues (with him being on the wrong side, of course :) ), I wish him all the best in his fight against his cancer. He's got a tough fight ahead of him and he and his family will need all the support they can get.