Portland attorney in running for Attorney General

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An attorney in private practice is running for state Attorney General, saying she deserves the job because of her history resolving fraud-related claims.

Katherine Heekin, a University of Oregon law school graduate and founder of her own Portland law firm, says her work on behalf of fraud victims qualifies her for the position.

Heekin is running as a Democrat, according to paperwork filed with the Oregon Secretary of State's Office. She joins former interim U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton and Ellen Rosenblum, a retired Oregon Court of Appeals judge with experience as a federal prosecutor.

Current Oregon Attorney General John Kroger has said he will not run for reelection, citing an unspecified health condition.