Fish has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy.
Fish posted the following statement in his city website on Dec. 10:
“Last week, I learned from my team of OHSU doctors that my illness has become more complicated. I am also managing the cumulative effects of chemotherapy. Through the rest of this month, I plan to take time to focus on my health and my family. I will continue to work as I am able and expect to have more to share in the new year.”
Fish has maintained a busy schedule since his diagnosis in 2017 and has frequently been the only council member to attend evening events. He was reelected to a four-year term in 2018.