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Friedman Not Vying for Open County Attorney Seat

(La Porte County, IN) - The former La Porte County attorney says he will not be seeking the open seat on the La Porte County Commission, which is once again available. 


Shaw Friedman was county attorney for four years until replaced in January.  The La Porte County Commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate the new county attorney, Andrew B. Jones, once they find a replacement. 


Friedman said he has not been approached about becoming county attorney and he will not be pursuing the position.


“I’m sure the commissioners have an attorney in mind, otherwise they wouldn’t have made the change,” he said.


Friedman said his arms are open to help whoever becomes the next county attorney.


“I will certainly be available to answer any questions the new attorney might have about county legal issues just like we assisted Andrew Jones when he was appointed,” he said.


The county attorney’s position has been the source of much of the sometimes volcanic political infighting within La Porte County government since January of 2021.

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