Enumclaw mayoral candidate announces treatment for lymphoma

Enumclaw City Councilman and candidate for mayor, Jan Molinaro, announced Friday he is being treated for lymphoma.

According to the American Cancer Society website, lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system.

Molinaro said Monday in a phone interview he was diagnosed the end of June.

“I have been living with it and dealing with it,” he said. “It was caught very early on, which is very good news.”

Molinaro said he will continue his work on the council and campaign for mayor.

“I will continue to do so with integrity and transparency,” Molinaro said in a press release.

Molinaro said the treatment will last about 18 weeks, and his doctor expects an “excellent outcome.” He added the treatment has a very high cure rate.

Molinaro was a four-year member of the Civil Service Commission prior to running uncontested in 2015 for council Position No. 6, formally occupied by Jim Hoganwho chose not to run.

Kim Lauk and Molinaro are running for the mayor’s seat. Mayor Liz Reynolds said she is not seeking a third term.