Congressman Cresent Hardy has surgery following heart attack

By Nikki Bowers | nbowers@8newsnow.com

Published 08/29 2016 07:51PM

Updated 08/29 2016 11:08PM

Congressman Cresent Hardy’s Communications Director Larry Farnsworth tonight issued the following statement:

Congressman Cresent Hardy recently suffered a heart attack and had to undergo surgery, according to a statement released Monday by his Communications Director Larry Farnsworth.

“Congressman Hardy was recently hospitalized for a minor heart attack and has undergone a routine medical procedure. Out of an abundance of caution, doctors are continuing to observe him while he makes a full and speedy recovery. We expect the Congressman to return to a full schedule later this week and is expected to be in Washington next week for votes when Congress returns from the August district work period.

“Our office will not have any further comment on this matter.”

Congressman Cresent Hardy represents Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. He serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.

The 59-year-old Hardy is running for re-election in Nevada's 4th Congressional District, which covers much of southern Nevada, including parts of Las Vegas.  His opponent is Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, who emerged with a solid primary victory and has support from the powerful Culinary Union.

Hardy rose from roots in ranching and the construction industry and his allies hope his work ethic and down-to-earth style can pull him through a tough campaign.

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