Tim Twardzik, who is running for a seat in the State House of Representatives, announced Sunday evening he and his wife, Carol, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Twardzik let his followers know via Facebook on Sunday just before 6 p.m.
“Like far too many of our friends and neighbors, Carol and I received word at 4:30 this afternoon that we’ve tested positive for COVID-19,” he said.
Of course, the news of the positive diagnosis comes about 36 hours prior to the start of Election Day on Tuesday.
Twardzik, a Republican, is running for the open seat in the 123rd District. He’s being opposed by Democrat PJ Symons. Each candidate is looking to fill the seat currently occupied by Democrat Neal Goodman, who is retiring at the end of this term.
The former head of Ateeco Inc. says he and his wife’s symptoms are “relatively mild” but this will end his time on the campaign trail for 2020.
“Regrettably, this effectively ends public appearances through Election Day and for the quarantine period beyond November 3. We’re grateful that the symptoms are relatively mild, and this interruption gives us some unexpected quiet toward the end of a rather intense year on the campaign trail,” Twardzik announced.
“This news fills our hearts with renewed thankfulness for the frontline, essential workers—especially in healthcare—who are confronting this pandemic with courage. Our prayers and gratitude are with them, and the families in their care,” he added.