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L. Brooks Patterson not sure yet on 2020 re-election bid

Beth LeBlanc, The Detroit News Oakland County’s longtime executive isn’t saying just yet whether he’ll try to retain his seat in 2020.

On Thursday, Executive L. Brooks Patterson said he will have to consider several circumstances before he makes an announcement regarding 2020, including his staff’s willingness to stick it out for an eighth term.

“It depends on a lot of things,” Patterson said.

Patterson, who has only worked with GOP-controlled boards since he was elected in 1992, is working this year with a majority of Democratic county commissioners.

Patterson defeated Democratic former State Rep. Vicki Barnett 54 percent to 46 percent in 2016. Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner and Commission Chairman Dave Woodward have been mentioned as potential Democratic challengers to Patterson 2020.

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