Senate Minority Leader Clint Stennett, D-Ketchum, will take a leave from legislative service to undergo surgery to relieve minor swelling on his brain, a condition identified during a checkup last week. Stennett is arranging for a substitute while he’s gone, former Sun Valley Mayor Jon Thorsen, but expects to make a full recovery and return to work during the current legislative session. “I’m very positive about my health and the future, and look forward to the day I can resume working for the people I represent in District 25,” Stennett said in a statement. His surgery is scheduled for this week.
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