updated 11/12/2010 11:39:10 AM ET 2010-11-12T16:39:10

Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall is undergoing bypass surgery Friday, a day after he complained of chest pains.

City spokesman Kim Kapin says Kuykendall's surgery began at 8 a.m. and was expected to last several hours. He says the 76-year-old Kuykendall suffered an apparent heart attack Thursday morning and was transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

Prescott city Councilman Jim Lamerson is filling in for Kuykendall, who was elected mayor last year.

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