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CLERK, DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL SEEK RE-ELECTION

Two longtime Genesee County officials announced at a news conference Friday that they will seek re-election in November.

County Clerk Don M. Read, 60, of East Pembroke, will seek his fourth four-year term. Read has been in the clerk's office since 1979 and said he has seen revenues rise from $1.3 million to $8 million, with a quarter of a billion dollars recorded in mortgages.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, appointed in 1996 to succeed his predecessor, now county Judge Robert C. Noonan, is running for his third four-year term. Friedman, 49, said his office now has five full-time attorneys with more than 100 years experience in the DA's office.

Both Republicans ran four years ago without opposition. County GOP chairman Richard E. Siebert said Friday the two would receive the party's endorsement.