INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, revealed Wednesday she has been diagnosed with lung cancer but plans to continue representing south Lake, Newton and Benton counties in the Senate as she has since 1984.
"Understandably this is a very personal issue," Landske said. "However, I’ve worked hard throughout my tenure at the state Senate to be upfront and honest with my constituents, and in that spirit I wanted the public to know about my health condition."
Landske will undergo treatment at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She said her doctors are confident she will make a full recovery and she shares that confidence.
"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," she said. "I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers and want to thank all of you for your support during this time."
Landske is assistant president of the Senate and chairs the Senate Elections Committee. In 2011, she oversaw Indiana's once-a-decade redistricting process that drew new boundaries for every House and Senate district in the state.
Prior to joining the Senate, Landske served six years as Center Township assessor. She also served as vice chairwoman of the Lake County Republican Party from 1978-89 and 2001-07.
She co-owns All Golfcar Inc., with her husband, William. They have five children and seven grandchildren.