- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - State Sen. Eli Bebout is undergoing treatment at a cancer center in Utah for a medical condition, but the Riverton Republican says he intends to return to Fremont County soon.

Bebout is being treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, The Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/1KRPmjI ).

Bebout, who is a previous cancer survivor, said his treatments will continue through mid-October.

“I want everyone to know how much we appreciate all the calls, prayers and concerns,” he said in a press release. “It is in times like this when we know what great people and friendships we have in Wyoming.”

Bebout is the Senate Majority Floor Leader and sits on nearly a dozen committees this year, including the Select Federal Natural Resource Management Committee, the Capitol Building Restoration Oversight Group, the Energy Council and the Enhanced and Improved Oil Recovery Commission.

He served in the Wyoming House of Representatives 1987-2000 before being appointed to the Wyoming Senate in 2007 following the death of State Sen. Robert A. Peck.

It was during the break between his time in the House and the Senate that Bebout previously battled cancer.

Bebout was the 2002 Republican candidate for governor, losing narrowly to Democrat Dave Freudenthal. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer not long after the election and underwent successful surgery.

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Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com


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