State Sen. Sam Slom to undergo bypass surgery
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State Sen. Sam Slom to undergo bypass surgery

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Senator Sam Slom at the opening of the 2012 legislature.

State Sen. Sam Slom will undergo coronary bypass surgery later this week, according to his office.

Slom, the only Republican lawmaker in the 25-member Senate, was hospitalized last week.

“Although I would prefer to be present at this coming Tuesday’s floor session, my doctors assure me that having this routine surgery at the earliest date ensures my ability to be present for the final vote in the best of health,” Slom said in a written statement today.

Slom has represented Hawaii’s 9th senatorial district since 1996.

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