Rep. Hallinan recovering from heart surgery

Gillette, WY – Republican state Rep. Tim Hallinan, of Gillette, is recovering from open heart surgery.

The 64-year-old Hallinan underwent multiple-bypass surgery at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Monday.

Hallinan's wife, Nancy, says he's doing well so far and is expected to make a full recovery if everything goes well.

The 2010 legislative session starts next week.

His wife says Hallinan hopes to make the session but doctors will dictate how quickly he can get back to work.

Fellow Campbell County Rep. Tom Lubnau will carry the bills that Hallinan planned to bring to the legislative session.