Representative Steve McMillan to undergo treatment for brain tumors
By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News
Longtime state MP Steve McMillan for R-Gulf Shores will undergo “an aggressive treatment plan” targeting three small tumors in his brain, he told colleagues in a letter this week.
“I have high hopes for his success, as are the doctors, but we all know that God’s power to heal far exceeds anything man knows,” McMillan, 80, said in the letter shared with Alabama Daily News. “I greet and appreciate your prayers on my behalf as a family and I myself lead this fight.”
He said the tumors were discovered after experiencing unusual symptoms and seeing his doctor.
McMillan announced last year that he would not be running for the seat he has held since 1980.
“Serving the people of Baldwin County in the House for the past 42 years has been the honor of a lifetime, and I am committed to providing my constituents with the same level of service, dedication and attention as ‘they received before my diagnosis,’ he said. noted. “I will be at my upstairs office at Home this session as long as my treatments allow, and I will continue to troubleshoot in Baldwin County as I always have.”
McMillan’s House District 95 includes Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and other parts of southern Baldwin County.
McMillan was first elected in a special election after his twin brother, current state treasurer John McMillan, left the seat.
“Representative. McMillan has served Baldwin County well and we wish him a speedy recovery,” said Senator Chris Elliott, R-Daphne. “The delegation will help him in any way it can with his legislation in the next session. . “
Some of McMillan’s accomplishments include creating the Fair Ballot Commission, the State Teacher of the Year program, establishing the Gulf Shores / Orange Beach Tourism organization, and helping promote the Lodge at Gulf State Park, according to his delegation office.