Minnesota Sen. Gary Kubly, who has Lou Gehrig's disease, had a medical emergency Wednesday morning and is Regions Hospital in critical condition, according to a Senate DFL spokesman, the StarTribune reported.
His family requested well-wishers' thoughts and prayers, said Amos Briggs, spokesman for Democrats in the Senate.
Kubly was first diagnosed with the neurological disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2010.
Kubly is from Granite Falls and serves Senate District 20. He was elected to the senate seat in 2002. He was elected to the House in 1996 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2000 before making the move to the Senate. He is a ranking minority member of the Agriculture and Rural Economies Committee and is a member of the Capital Investment and Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications committees.
Kubly will not run for re-election this year.