Senator from Monroe recovering following heart and kidney transplant surgery

Senator from Monroe recovering following heart and kidney transplant surgery

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund is in good health after receiving a heart and kidney transplant last week.

State lawmakers say they visited Okerlund earlier this week, and saw him up and walking around.

Okerlund missed much of the 2018 legislative session due to his declining health.

Back in 2014, he collapsed from a heart attack while working at the State Capitol.