Cullen Recovering from Heart Surgery

A lawmaker from Janesville announces he'll miss the special session on Thursday after undergoing open heart surgery.

State Senator Tim Cullen announced Tuesday that he underwent a successful open heart/ valve replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota on December 5th.

A news release says it was not an emergency procedure, and that Cullen became aware of a heart problem in April at a regular check-up, and attempted to treat the condition with medication.

Cullen says he's recovering at home and hopes to return for the January legislative session.