A fourth member of the Iowa legislature is now battling cancer. Today, Sioux City Representative Roger Wendt announced he will leave the house. Rep. Wendt told the Des Moines Register he has lung cancer.
“It’s been a great honor serving the people of Sioux City in the Iowa House of Representatives. As chair of the House Education Committee, I’m deeply proud of my record improving education for Iowa children and equalizing school funding for districts like Sioux City, which helps both property taxpayers and our schools.
Due to a serious medical condition and the recommendation of my doctor, I will not be returning to the Iowa House for the remainder of the 2010 session nor will I seek re-election as State Representative later this year.”