Leonard not seeking re-election to Ore. city post

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland city Commissioner Randy Leonard says he won’t run for re-election in 2012.

The Oregonian reports the former firefighter and state lawmaker has decided to call it quits after three terms as a city commissioner.

The 58-year-old Leonard declined to say whether the death of his 31-year-old daughter two months ago was a factor in his decision.

Meanwhile, former U.S. Senate candidate Steve Novick announced Wednesday that he would be a candidate for commissioner on the Portland City Council.

Novick said on a website that he will focus on jobs and Portland schools.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com