Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson underwent successful outpatient surgery for prostate cancer on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus.
A caucus spokeswoman said Frierson, D-Las Vegas, feels good and is recovering comfortably.
“I feel good and am looking forward to getting back to the business of the legislature. I’m grateful for my colleagues who have stepped in during my absence to keep the session running smoothly,” Frierson added in a statement. “I am also thankful that this cancer was detected early through regular check-ups. I encourage all men in Nevada to be there for their families and take their health seriously.”
Frierson, a former running back for the Nevada Wolf Pack, was first elected to the Legislature in 2010. He has served as the top-ranking Democrat in the Assembly since 2017.
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