UPDATE: Part of tumor removed from Sen. Gordon's brain

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Surgeons at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have removed part of a tumor from the brain of longtime state Sen. Jack Gordon of Okolona.

Sen. Terry Burton says physicians told Gordon’s family that Friday’s four-hour surgery went well. Relatives were able to see Gordon in a recovery room shortly afterward.

Burton says the portion of tumor was sent for testing, and those results should be available in a few days.

Gordon is a 65-year-old Democrat. He was hospitalized several days in March after suffering seizures.

Gordon served in the House from 1972-80 before moving to the Senate. He was defeated in 1991 and re-elected in 1995. Gordon chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee from 1988-92 and from 2000-08, and is still on the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.