State Sen. Sue Landske (R-Cedar Lake) announced she has been diagnosed with lung cancer, but has no plans to resign her position.
“Understandably, this is a very personal issue,” Landske said. “However, I’ve worked hard throughout my tenure at the State Senate to be up front and honest with my constituents, and, in that spirit, I wanted the public to know about my health condition. I’ll continue to serve Hoosiers as long as I’m healthy enough to do so, and plan on taking each day one step at a time. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers and want to thank all of you for your support during this time.”
Landske is scheduled to begin treatment immediately at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. She and her doctors expect a full recovery.
She was elected in 1984 and serves constituents in northern Indiana. She is currently the assistant president pro tempore and the chair of the Senate Elections Committee.
Jacie Shoaf is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.