Columbia Rep. Chris Kelly sent to hospital for chest pains

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 3:10 p.m. CDT; updated 4:14 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2013

COLUMBIA — Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, was sent to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon after experiencing chest pains.

Kelly told Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, who is also a physician, and Donna Scheulen, Kelly's legislative assistant, that he had pain in his chest and arm.

Neely and Scheulen gave Kelly the option of calling 911.  They also offered to drive him to the hospital.

Both Neely and Scheulen accompanied Kelly to the hospital.

An EKG indicated that Rep. Kelly did not have a heart attack, but he will stay the night in the hospital, according to Scheulen.

Kelly has no previous history of heart problems.

He is the vice chair of the minority caucus. Kelly served six terms as the 23rd District representative from 1982 to 1994. He was elected to the House as representative for the 24th District in 2008 and was re-elected in November 2012.

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Corey Parks May 8, 2013 | 12:09 a.m.

Gary Nolan gave him heart burn.

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