The City of Deming wishes to offer a statement on behalf of Mayor Andres Z Silva.
Mayor Silva is limiting his public appearances due to illness. He is currently under a doctor’s care and receiving treatment. The Mayor continues to perform the duties of his office as he is able. Although he has missed two regular council meetings, he was able to attend the City’s latest meeting on December 18, 2013 and remains engaged in the affairs of his office. For the time being, Mayor Pro-Tem Linda Franklin will represent the City at official public meetings and appointments, if the Mayor is not able. The City wishes the Mayor a full recovery and the employees stand by to offer assistance.
Although the Mayor is a public figure he is entitled to some measure of privacy. We ask that the public and media accept this statement as the final communication on the matter.