Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mayor Maggie vs Cancer

Encinitas mayor says her cancer has returned
By Tanya Mannes
Union-Tribune Staff Writer

ENCINITAS — Mayor Maggie Houlihan announced last night that she is battling a recurrence of endometrial cancer and said that she doesn't plan to wear a wig when she loses her hair during five months of chemotherapy.

She fought the disease in 2006.

“I'm doing everything I can both traditionally and alternatively to beat this darn thing,” Houlihan said in a brief statement at the close of a City Council meeting. “So if you see the bald woman in town, or maybe walking on the beach with friends, it's me.”

Afterward, she was surrounded by supporters, including her husband, Ian Thompson. A friend presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Houlihan, 60, was first elected to the council in 2000, and she was the top vote-getter in the 2004 and 2008 elections. Known for her “slow-growth” stance, she has called for more restrictions on development, such as buildings that would block scenic views. Houlihan also supports environmental regulations such as a pending plastic-bag ban. –T.M.


  1. I wish her well. Maggie has worked hard to improve our city and now we need to support her as she fights this recurrence.

  2. All best wishes for a full recovery.

  3. Go maggie. You have our support and prayers!!!

  4. While I wish her no ill will, what does she mean "alternatively"? I certainly hope that my tax dollars are not being use for alternative treatments that have never been proven scientifically to cure any disease.

  5. Maggie has been a good voice for Encinitas. I hope for the best for her.

    I'm glad she is staying on, as her voice is needed and I dread the alternative.

  6. Your tax dollars should be shoved up your ass you pyscho sociopath.

  7. I think shacky was responding to the pyscho comment from 3:01pm. It sounds like something Mike Ahole would say. Completely stupid and out of line.

    Peace Maggie we all love you and are pulling for you.


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