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Jarman recovering from heart surgery

Councilman Bob Jarman and his wife Sue got a surprise when he visited his physician on Feb. 4 for routine tests, and discovered he had a faulty heart valve. He is now recovering from surgery with a new mechanical valve.

“This new valve will give me another 50 years; not that I want to be part of the council that long,” Jarman said in a prepared statement.

Jarman expects to be back attending council meetings within a week. Jarman is a two-term incumbent on San Juan Island Fire Department’s elected commission. He defeated first-term incumbent Lovel Pratt by 90 votes to claim the South San Juan position in the November election.

“I’m putting my whole heart in the job of council and I needed a tune-up,” said Jarman after his surgery.

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