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Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark was re-elected Tuesday without opposition.

The Democrat, who polled 333,000 votes, had received the Republican endorsement for the second time. He also had the Conservative, Independence and Working Families lines.

Clark, 61, succeeded Kevin M. Dillon as district attorney in 1996 after having served as first deputy district attorney since 1988. He was re-elected in 2000 to head the 100-lawyer staff of prosecutors.

A native of Brooklyn, he moved here at age 7 with his family and attended St. Benedict's School and Christ the King School. He graduated from Canisius High School.

After receiving a degree in classical languages at Niagara University, he earned a law degree at the University at Buffalo.

Clark was a Marine officer in Vietnam, leading a combat platoon from November 1968 through December 1969.

He and his wife, Catherine Kennedy Clark, live in Buffalo.


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