Mayor Kampe Has Surgery

Heart? Might have been better to fix the bypass in his head.

Kampe Xray

Pacific Grove Mayor Bill Kampe is recuperating after undergoing heart-bypass surgery this week and likely will be away from city duties for a few weeks.

“I would say at least three weeks,” said Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Huitt on Friday. He will chair the City Council in Kampe’s absence.

The surgery was done Tuesday. It wasn’t triggered by any symptoms the mayor had been experiencing, but by things that came up during a routine exam, he said.

“All indications was that it was successful, and his recovery is going to be great,” Huitt said.

Mayor Kampe Has Surgery