Politics & Government

Kentucky Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway undergoes back surgery

Conway Herald-Leader

FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2015, underwent successful back surgery Wednesday in Louisville, his office said in a news release.

Conway, 45, had a minimally invasive microdiscectomy to relieve persistent pain caused by a herniated lumbar disc impinging on his sciatic nerve root, according to the news release.

The surgery was performed at Baptist Health Louisville by neurosurgeon Steven J. Reiss.

The news release said doctors anticipate a complete recovery.

Conway will have a limited public schedule for the next couple of weeks but is expected to keep a full schedule in 2015.

Conway is running for governor of Kentucky next year with state Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, as his running mate.