A familiar face in county government announced he is seeking the county's top job.

54-year-old Erie County Councilman, Ed Dimattio announced his bid for Erie County Executive Wednesday morning.

Dimattio released a statement highlighting the problems the county is facing including, loss of gaming revenue, properties that have been ruled tax exempt, and inconsistent pilot agreements.

Dimattio has been on county council since 2012 and is in the final year of his term.

Dimattio is the fifth republican seeking the bid and the sixth to join the race.