Former Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott on Wednesday will announce he is running for Erie County Judge.

There are two vacant seats on the nine member bench.

Sinnott served three terms as mayor, from 2006-2017.

He is a democrat, but will cross file to also run on the republican ballot in the May primary election. 

He will be the second candidate to officially enter the race.

Local attorney David ridge entered the race last week.

At least two more candidates are expected to run for judge.