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Embattled DA Walter Reed won't seek re-election

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COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Walter Reed, the district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington parishes, says he will not seek re-election in November.

Reed, who is under federal investigation involving his campaign spending and legal representation of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, told staff members Tuesday of his decision to leave at the end of his term the post he's held for 30 years.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1jNgNUa ) Reed had held the seat for the 22nd Judicial District since 1984, when he beat incumbent Marion Farmer and had not had an opponent since beating former U.S. Attorney John Volz in 1996.

So far, three candidates have announced they will run for the seat: Slidell attorney Alan Black, Covington attorney Roy Burns Jr. and Brian Trainor, currently chief deputy of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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