The Elizabethtown Borough Council member who has been absent from council meetings since he was badly injured in a traffic accident said he expects to make a full recovery, but did not say when he expects to return to council meetings or to resume active campaigning for the state Senate.
Bill Troutman, who was elected to the Borough Council last year, signed his paperwork to appear on the ballot in the primary election from a hospital bed while recovering from the Feb. 27 crash.
“I was hurt pretty badly, but I’m well on the road to making a full recovery,” Troutman said in a written statement released by the campaign on Tuesday, May 8. “These last couple months have been tough, but my family and friends have been very patient and supportive. My goal is to be actively campaigning soon.”
Troutman said he has gotten excellent medical care because he is a union electrician and said he wants to work to make sure all Pennsylvanians have access to high-quality health care like he does.