TEMPERANCE Bedford Township Clerk Bob Schockman
has announced that he intends to run for the seat being vacated
next year by state Sen. Bev Hammerstrom (R., Temperance).
Mr. Schockman, 55, a Democrat, announced his candidacy
Thursday from his Temperance home. The 17th Senate district
includes Monroe and Lenawee counties. Ms. Hammerstrom,
majority leader in the Michigan Senate, is term-limited.