December 4, 2008

Mayor Becker released from hospital

Racine Mayor Gary Becker was to be released from the hospital today at 11 a.m.

Becker, who had a cancerous kidney removed Monday in a 90-minute operation at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, will return home to continue his recovery.

City Administrator Ben Hughes told aldermen this morning that Becker "sounded energetic and positive on the phone. He said that everything has gone well with his recovery."

Hughes added, "The mayor also indicated that he plans on returning to City Hall at some point next week to work a few half days. He asked that I thank everyone for the overwhelming support and kind wishes that he has received."


  1. Get well soon Mr Mayor. Our best and kindest wishes.