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Patterson Files for Re-Election: What Can He Do for Birmingham?

The five-term Oakland County executive and founder of The Brooksie Way is seeking another four years.

In an effort to continue what he calls a "legacy of leadership" in Oakland County, L. Brooks Patterson filed for re-election as Oakland County executive Thursday morning at the county clerk's office.

Patterson, a 73-year-old Republican, is seeking his sixth term.  has filed as a Democrat to run against Patterson in the November election.

"My administration has a legacy of leadership that is unmatched," Patterson said in a statement Thursday.

"Our economic diversification initiatives and budgetary innovations were in place long before others began to see the necessity of adopting similar programs. Plus, we have embraced the effective use of applied technology and enjoy a quality of life second to none here in Oakland County."

The statement from the Friends of L. Brooks Patterson, his re-election campaign, listed his accomplishments over the past 19 years. Among them: Medical Main Street, Automation Alley, the creation of jobs, the establishment of a three-year budget, the Oakland County International Airport, Main Street Oakland County and the Brooksie Way Half-Marathon.

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