Knoxville City Council candidate dies after lymphoma treatment
Brooks died after developing advanced sepsis following the treatment, his campaign said.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville City Council candidate Cameron J. Brooks died Friday morning at Fort Sanders Hospital after treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his campaign announced Friday.
Brooks died after developing advanced sepsis following the treatment, his campaign said. He was with his husband, parents and brother.
“Cameron loved his husband, his family, his many dedicated friendships, his dogs, politics, his work, and the Raiders. The last few months of his life were spent doing what he loves most–meeting new friends and working for a better Knoxville,” his campaign said in a statement.
The Knox County Election Commission also released a statement, saying Brooks will be missed.
The Knox County Election Commission learned this morning of the passing of former Knox County Election Commissioner and City Council At-Large Seat A candidate Cameron Brooks. Cameron was a good man and a good friend, always quick with a smile and a greeting, and he will be missed.
Cameron will be certified as one of the top two finishers in the City Council At-Large Seat A contest when the Election Commission meets on Thursday, September 14.
Per TCA 2-5-204, Cameron's name will not appear on the ballot for the November 7, 2023 City of Knoxville General Election. There will be no additional candidates listed on the ballot beyond that of the top finisher in that race.
Again, the Election Commission, as well as the community, mourns the loss of Cameron Brooks, and our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Those who would like to honor Brooks are asked to donate to Young-Williams Animal Center.
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