Landske Plans to Perform As Senator Despite Lung Cancer
November 13, 2013 — One of the Region’s state senators says she will perform her duties despite a lung cancer diagnosis.
Senator Sue Landske of Cedar Lake announced today she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Landske says she will begin treatments immediately at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she and her doctors are confident she will make a full recovery. Landske says she has no plans to decline her official duties in the Indiana Senate to continue serving her constituents in northern Indiana.
“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. 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. I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers and want to thank all of you for your support during this time.”
Landske was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 1984. Previously, she served as the Center Township Assessor from 1978 to 1984. She also served as a Colonel in the National Guard Reserve.
Landske serves as Assistant President Pro Tempore and is chair of the Senate Elections Committee.
She and her husband William own and operate All Golfcar Inc.