Petersburg city treasurer hospitalized; family says stress of job taking toll

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — 8News has learned that Petersburg’s city treasurer, Kevin Brown, has been hospitalized for nearly a week.

According to Brown’s wife, Gloria Brown, the stress of several in city government calling for his resignation has taken a toll on his health.

Many on city council tell 8News that Brown is in their thoughts and prayers, although they said they were unaware that he has been hospitalized and learned the news from our reporting.

“Ideally, I guess in a perfect world we would have at least gotten an email or gotten a phone call stating, ‘OK this is what’s going on and then we can prepare,'” councilmember Darrin Hill said.

Brown’s wife, meanwhile, sent the following statement to 8News regarding her husband’s health:

“Kevin’s decline in health has been obvious over the past two years. He is not well and had to be hospitalized. The Brown family has asked to Please be prayerful for his full recovery.”

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates.