Durham’s longtime N.C. House member, Rep. Paul Luebke, announced Friday that he’s being treated for lymphoma but plans to seek another term next year.
Luebke, 69, is a Democrat who has served in the House since 1991.
“Recently I was diagnosed with lymphoma under my left eye,” he said in a news release. “Treatment has begun, and I am making good progress.”
He says he’ll file for reelection in early December in his district, which includes the southern and western sides of Durham County.
“My doctors have ordered a number of chemotherapy sessions in the hospital, as well as significant rest and recovery time at home in between treatments,” Luebke said. “The doctors’ expectations are that I will be 100 percent recovered by the spring, and thus will be able to participate fully in the upcoming legislative session which begins in late April.”