Johnson County Chair Ed Eilert says he suffered mild stroke earlier this month — ‘I feel lucky’

Johnson County Commission chair Ed Eilert will step down on Jan. 9.

Ed Eilert, above, last year addressing a gathering marking the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Kansas City metro, is not running for re-election. His current term will end in January, when a new commission chair is sworn in. File photo.

Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert confirmed Thursday that he suffered a mild stroke about three weeks ago but is now doing well and has had no lingering ill effects.

What we know: Eilert has been back at work on the dais since the stroke occurred on June 2.