By Bobby Harrison
Daily Journal Jackson Bureau
JACKSON – Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, who is recovering from gallbladder surgery, could be released from University Medical Center in Jackson as early as this weekend.
Rep. Bobby Moak of Bogue Chitto, the House Democratic leader, said Holland would need to recuperate for a period at home in Lee County before returning to participate in the 2014 session.
“He is getting better, but he needs to go to the farm and rest for awhile,” Moak said, saying the Lee County lawmaker had major, invasive surgery.
Holland was taken to University Medical Center on Jan. 23 after reporting he was not feeling well. He underwent gallbladder surgery a short time later and then had to undergo another medical procedure to deal with drainage.
Moak said he hopes Holland can return to the Legislature in early March.
Holland has been in the state House since 1984, where he represents portions of Lee County.