Carson City mayoral candidate Tatro OK after illness scare |

Carson City mayoral candidate Tatro OK after illness scare

Carson City mayoral candidate Tom Tatro is expected to be released this morning after being rushed Wednesday to Carson-Tahoe Hospital complaining of chest pains.

Family spokesman John Tatro, his brother and Carson City justice of the peace, said doctors “absolutely ruled out a heart attack.”

“Tom fell ill from his own cooking,” John Tatro said. “In his faint spell he was taken to the hospital, has been through a battery of tests and everything is normal. They think he may have had food poisoning or indigestion.

“He’s fine and, if you know Tom, he’s not appreciating his stay in our fine hospital. He’s trying to break out as we speak. But the doctors told him to stay until they rule everything out.”

Tatro, 43, a fiscal manager for the Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety, was attending a meeting with other state officials in the state library building when he left the meeting saying he felt sick. He told co-workers outside the meeting he had chest pains and was having trouble breathing.

He was picked up by a Carson City Fire Department ambulance crew near the Capitol and taken to the hospital shortly before noon.

Tatro, a former city supervisor, is challenging incumbent Mayor Ray Masayko for the city’s top elected post.

Tatro and Masayko were scheduled to speak at a state public administrators function today. That event will be rescheduled.

John Tatro said future appearances, such as Monday’s appearance with the League of Women voters, should not be hindered.

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