San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill is speaking out about a recent attempt to end his life.
Hill, who was re-elected to the seat this month after a close race between challenger Stacy Korsgaden, stopped responding to media requests and took down his Facebook page shortly before the March 3 primary election.
After being hospitalized March 11 for, until now, unspecified reasons, he remained absent at the latest supervisors' meeting.
In a statement obtained by KSBY News, Hill said in part, "In the weeks leading up to Election Day, I fell into a bad episode of depression, culminating in an attempt to end my life."
Hill says he has been on medical leave for the past three weeks and is now focusing on restoring his health.
The same day Hill was hospitalized, the FBI served a search warrant at the San Luis Obispo County Government Center.
Hill says he cannot comment on the pending and confidential investigation, but says "we are cooperating fully with their inquiries."
According to the FBI, the warrant sought evidence in an ongoing investigation; however, because the affidavit is sealed by a judge, FBI officials say they are unable to comment on the nature of the investigation.
Hill says he looks forward to resuming his duties as third district supervisor.