US Sen. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a stroke last week, a statement posted on his Twitter account said.
The 49-year-old was admitted to Santa Fe hospital on Thursday morning after he reported symptoms of dizziness and fatigue. He was then transferred to UNM Hospital where he underwent decompressive surgery after tests revealed that he suffered a stroke in the cerebellum
“He is currently being cared for at UNM Hospital, resting comfortably, and expected to make a full recovery. The Senator’s offices remain open and will continue providing constituent services to all New Mexicans without any interruption,” the statement said.
“The Senator and his family would like to thank the wonderful doctors and staff at both UNM Hospital and Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital for their excellent care during this time. Senator Luján looks forward to getting back to work for the people of New Mexico. At this time, he and his family would appreciate their privacy, and ask for your continued prayers and well wishes.”
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Ben Ray Luján was sworn into office as a US Senator representing New Mexico on January 3, 2021, after serving as US Representative for New Mexico’s Third Congressional District and House Assistant Speaker in the 116th Congress.
He grew up in Nambé, a small farming community north of Santa Fe, and was elected to Congress in 2008.
“Senator Luján has championed efforts to create good-paying jobs in New Mexico, expand quality health care and protect patients with pre-existing conditions, preserve our natural resources and sacred sites, build a clean energy economy, and uplift the middle-class,” his website states.