Candy Sliker has thrown her hat in the ring to run for a four-year seat on Corry City Council.
Sliker’s name is expected to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot on the Democratic ticket.
She will replace incumbent Councilman Darrell Kysor, a Democrat, on the ballot and will run unopposed. No Republican will appear on the ballot, as no candidate stepped forward to run in the primary.
Kysor, 61, won the right to have his name listed on his party’s ticket on the November ballot by winning the municipal primary in May. Kysor, who won his first four-year term on council in 2005, ran unopposed in the primary.
Kysor, however, recently removed his name from the ballot because he works as a civil service employee with the Pennsylvania Unemployment Center in Erie.
The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees who are employed with programs financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States or a federal agency from participating in partisan elections.
The Civil Service Act also prohibits civil service employees from running for an elected office in a partisan election.
Sliker, 53, is a married mother of four children who also has four grandchildren and two more on the way. While she doesn’t work full time, Sliker calls herself an “independent contractor” who often works part time in various capacities.
She said she also has volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army in Corry and is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 365.
This marks Sliker’s first foray into politics.