East Bay Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is in critical condition with pneumonia, his congressional office announced Saturday.
DeSaulnier, 67, was hospitalized on Mar. 13 after suffering a fall while running. His ribs were fractured due to the accident.
But his condition has worsened, Betsy Marr, DeSaulnier’s chief of staff said. “The doctors are doing everything they can to care for the Congressman. Mark’s family and staff appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time,” she added.
He tested negative for the coronavirus, Marr said.
DeSaulnier was elected in 2014 to the Contra Costa County 11th Congressional District seat before serving in the state Senate and the state Assembly. He also served as a Contra Costa County supervisor.
During DeSaulnier’s first term in Congress he was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent chemotherapy treatments. He declared himself cancer free in May 2016.