The race to replace retiring Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Dunlavey is heating up.
Two more local lawyers announced their candidacies this week – Joe Walsh and First Assistant District Attorney Bob Sambroak. Lawyers Bill Kelly Jr. and Jamie Mead previously made campaign announcmements. Mead is a board member and shareholder of the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the Erie Times-News and GoErie.com.All four candidates are expected to cross-file as Republicans and Democrats for the May 21 municipal primary. The municipal election is Nov. 5. The winner will fill the seat that opened with the retirement of Judge Michael E. Dunlavey on Aug. 1.
There will surely be plenty of local interest in this race. Stay tuned.