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Ophelia Ford's lawyer says she will miss several weeks of session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Sen. Ophelia Ford's attorney says she will miss several weeks of the legislative session with an unspecified illness.

Ford's lawyer, David Cocke, said in a letter to Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey that he will provide an update on her condition in about three weeks.

The 57-year-old Ford has been plagued by health issues over the past year.

She said in March that she had a severe case of anemia that had caused her to miss much of last year's legislative session.

Ford's attorney said she has asked for her committee assignments to be reassigned until she is able to return.

 

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