- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - One of the longest serving North Carolina House members says he’s being treated for cancer but intends to seek re-election next year.

Democratic Rep. Paul Luebke of Durham announced Friday he was diagnosed recently with lymphoma under his left eye and has started treatment.

Luebke says in a release that his doctors expect he will be fully recovered by the spring after chemotherapy sessions and should be ready for the next scheduled General Assembly session in late April.

The 69-year-old Luebke is a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and joined the House in 1991. He was previously senior chairman of the House Finance Committee when the chamber was under Democratic rule.

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