Sen. Buckner-Webb out with knee-replacement surgery

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 19:12:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise will likely miss the rest of the Legislative session due to knee-replacement surgery on her left knee.

Christopher Mathias is filling in for Buckner-Webb this week and says the senator had surgery Tuesday morning and is recovering.

Mathias said he's Buckner-Webb's neighbor. He's also the state committeeman for the Ada County Democrats.

Mathias, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, holds a law degree from Vermont Law School and Ph.D. in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University. He specializes in homeland security.

Mathias says another person will likely fill in for Buckner-Webb next week.