State Rep. Abdul-Samad to have brain surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad says he’s having brain surgery this week for a tumor.

The 60-year-old Des Moines Democrat told KCCI on Tuesday that a tumor was found a few weeks ago after he reported having headaches and dizzy spells. His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

Abdul-Samad has been in the Legislature since 2007. He also served on the Des Moines School Board.