John Engen, Mayor of Missoula, 57, dies of Cancer

John Engen was an American politician and journalist who served as mayor of Missoula, Montana from 2006 until his death in 2022.

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Missoula Mayor John Engen dies of cancer at the age of 57

John Engen, Missoula’s longest-serving mayor, died Monday of pancreatic cancer, municipal authorities said. He was 57. After winning his fifth term in November 2021, Engen stated in March that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had a tumor on his liver. His death was confirmed in a news release by city spokesman Ginny Merriam.

Gwen Jones, head of the city council, has been appointed interim mayor until a new mayor can be chosen, Merriam said. Engen led with humor, strength, and grace, Jones told the Missoulian. He was “a great mayor who moved this community ahead and developed into a city,” Jones added. “The creative, lovely Missoula that we all know and love.”

John Engen Age, Family, Early Life

John Engen was born in 1964 (57 years old) in Missoula, Montana, the U.S. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.

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John with his mom source: engenformissoula

His Actual birth date and Zodiac sign are not known.

John Engen Wife, What about his Children?

John Engen married Tracy. She owns and maintains a travel firm in Missoula. So yet, there is nothing known about their children.

John Engen Career, What was his profession?

Before serving as mayor, Engen served on the Missoula City Council, worked as a journalist and newspaper editor, and owned a small business. In 2013, Engen and the City of Missoula launched a legal procedure to invoke eminent domain to demand the city’s privately held water utility be sold to the city.

In June 2015, after a 10-day trial, the Fourth Judicial District Court determined that the City of Missoula had the right to invoke eminent domain to acquire Mountain Water Co. The ruling was appealed to the Montana Supreme Court, which issued an opinion maintaining the district court order on August 2, 2016.

During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Engen endorsed Barack Obama. In 2015 Engen was criticized after the city council approved adding morbid obesity operations to city health insurance coverage. At the time Engen denied all comments to local media on his involvement or gain from the adjustment.

Later that year, Engen again refused to speak to the press but released a letter to the community indicating he had undergone bariatric surgery on October 19 and was recuperating at home. He revealed his insurance had paid all but $3,200 of the operation costs but contradicted critics by saying his surgery would “not contribute to anyone’s tax bill. ” In October 2016, Engen took a month off work to undergo a recovery program for alcohol addiction.

How much is John Engen Net Worth?

John Engen’s net worth has not yet been investigated in detail.

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Which school and college did he go to?

John Engen attended public schools in Missoula before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Montana.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

John Engen is available on Instagram. She has 385+ followers on Instagram.

Physical Appearance of John Engen’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and White
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about John Engen’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried