A Grove City resident declared her candidacy for the district currently represented by State Rep. Tedd Nesbit, R-8, who is expected to vacate his office soon.
Veronica Cardello, a regional government affairs director for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, announced Monday she is seeking to replace Nesbit.
In November, Nesbit won one of two Court of Common Pleas seats in Mercer County, and is expected to soon announce his resignation from the state house. The Mercer County judge seats are scheduled to be filled on Jan. 3, according to Mercer County's court administration office.
Cardello is also a director for the Slippery Rock Community Library, according to a campaign press release. She is a 2010 Slippery Rock Area High School graduate, a 2014 Slippery Rock University graduate and earned her master's degree from American University earlier this year.
Cardello is a Republican.
The district is primarily in Mercer County but includes a section of northern Butler County, including the townships of Brady, Center, Cherry, Clay, Franklin, Marion, Mercer, Muddycreek and Worth, along with the boroughs of Harrisville, Portersville, West Liberty and West Sunbury.
Nesbit first took the office in 2015. His current term expires in 2020.
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