PSC Chairman Fighting Cancer

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Public Service Commission chairman Bill Gallagher of Helena says he’s been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The 53-year-old Republican says it was discovered last week and he will be going to Seattle this week for possible surgery.

Gallagher told Lee Newspapers of Montana that he is a good candidate for surgery because of an early diagnosis. He hopes to beat the disease and run for re-election in 2014 in PSC District 5.

Gallagher was chosen by fellow Republican commissioners to be chairman in January. He ran unsuccessfully last year for lieutenant governor as the running mate of Ken Miller.

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