Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian diagnosed with brain cancer
By Allen Payton
Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian announced this week that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer. He had an MRI on Tuesday and was meeting with the head neurosurgeon at Stanford Cancer Center on Thursday, according to a Facebook post by his wife Robin, who is a teacher in Antioch.
Agopian, who is a Realtor in Antioch, was was elected to the Antioch School Board of Trustees in 2006, and in 2008 ran for County Supervisor against Federal Glover and Erik Nunn. When Nunn was killed in a plane crash, after coming in second in the primary race, Agopian, who placed third, replaced Nunn on the ballot, but lost to Glover in the November General Election, later that year.
Agopian then ran for and was elected to the Antioch City Council in 2010. In last November’s election, he run unsuccessfully for Mayor of Antioch, coming in second to Wade Harper. His council term expires next November when he will be up for re-election.
“Thank you for your prayers and kind words. This has been VERY difficult news to hear ~ your support is helping us,” said Robin on her Facebook post.
He and Robin became grandparents this year, when their daughter Heather gave birth to a baby girl. They have two sons, as well, Corey, who graduated from California Baptist University this year, and Jason who is on the Men’s Volleyball team at U.C. Irvine.
On a personal note, Gary’s been a friend of mine for many years and I ask you to join me in praying for him during this time, and his family, as well.
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