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Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver released the following update on his health:

After the 2024 Session of the Iowa Legislature concluded, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My physicians and care team have implemented a treatment plan and I have begun radiation therapy.  I am responding well to the initial treatments and am grateful for my medical team. 

I am remaining in the Iowa Senate and continuing in my role as Majority Leader as I undergo treatment. I am leading Senate Republicans through this election cycle in the same way I have since becoming leader in 2018.  Our Senate Republican team is full of capable and accomplished people and I am grateful for the trust and support of the Senate Republican Caucus. I am confident Senate Republicans will be as successful this November as we have been the last several election cycles.

I appreciate the kind words and prayers my family and I have received. We ask for continued prayer and support as we continue this treatment. 

Author: Press Release


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