D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry has been released from the hospital following a minor surgery.
Barry's chief of staff, Joyce Clements Smith says the former mayor was released, as expected, late Saturday afternoon from Sibley Memorial Hospital. His office had earlier said he was undergoing a procedure involving the urinary tract.
Barry, 75, has survived prostate cancer and had a successful kidney transplant three years ago. Barry is currently running for a third consecutive term as the councilmember for Ward 8. He served as mayor from 1979-1991 and again from 1995-1999.