Magar recovering from strokeby John Kennedy | January 13th, 2014
Rep. MaryLynn Magar, a first-term Republican from Tequesta, is recovering from a mild stroke she suffered last week in Tallahassee, her office said Monday.
Magar, 50, was hospitalized early Wednesday and remained in a Tallahassee hospital until Saturday. She returned home and is expected to receive physical therapy for the next few weeks as she recovers.
Magar said she plans to be back at the Capitol on March 4 when the legislative session begins. She and her office plan to stay in touch with various committees and constituents until she is back in action.
In a statement, Magar said:
“I want to thank God for a loving family, a great team of health care professionals, and very supportive colleagues in the State House.
“As I begin this sprint toward recovery, I am already looking forward to my return to Tallahassee. No one wishes for this kind of injury, but God has a plan in all of life, and there is no doubt that I will be uniquely qualified to understand the struggles of those who deal with much larger disabilities than mine. Until then, I appreciate your prayers and support and look forward to seeing you in service very soon.”
About one-third of Magar’s district includes Palm Beach County, with the remainder spanning Martin County. She was elected in 2012 after defeating four Republican opponents in a primary, including former state Rep. Carl Domino of Jupiter.
Before her election, Magar was active in Martin County Republican politics for almost 20 years, and was backed by U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and Florida Right to Life in her 2012 campaign.