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Sen. Hewitt has tumor; is ‘optimistic’ about surgery

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on March 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
March 30, 2012 1:28 pm
Mike Hewitt

Senate Republican Leader Mike Hewitt of Walla Walla is undergoing surgery to remove a “thymoma tumor in his abdomen” on Monday in Seattle, he announced today.

The lawmaker learned earlier this week of the growth when undergoing testing at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, and he has been working from home in recent days awaiting surgery.

Hewitt, known for an upbeat demeanor, announced his situation in a statement that says:

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