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In Richmond, a political brawl over how to replace ill councilman-elect

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gary Bell, who slipped into a coma, is expected to recover. Photo: -, City Of Richmond / SFGary Bell, 54, was one of several candidates that Chevron spent $1.2 million to elect in Richmond. But he fell ill with a severe bacterial sinus infection in November, remains hospitalized, and although he’s expected to recover, he won’t take the oath of office tonight, and won’t be able to serve. The Chronicle writes about the political brawl over how to replace him.


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