Local Assemblymember Mike Gordon will complete treatment for a brain tumor next week and return home.

Gordon — a former mayor of El Segundo who was elected to the 53rd District Assembly seat last year — has been hospitalized since February.

A five-week treatment for the brain tumor did not involve surgery to remove the tumor.

“I’m happy to report that I will be finished next week and will be returning home,” Gordon said.

“I will then undergo more tests over the coming weeks to evaluate my progress and to decide what further treatments may be necessary,” he said.

Gordon said one side effect of the treatment has been weakness on the left side of his body.

He has been receiving physical therapy, but he said he still has some problems with walking and keeping his balance.

The physical therapy will be ongoing until he gets back full movement.

Gordon worked on legislation throughout his hospitalization.

The State Assembly approved Assembly Bill 359, which Gordon authored, that would allow off-leash dogs on Dockweiler State Beach in the southern portion of Playa del Rey. (See details on page 5.)

Legislation designed to encourage the U.S. Department of Defense not to close the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo has been moving forward in the Assembly.

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