An Erie attorney is throwing his hat into the ring when it comes to the race for Erie County judge .
Ed Smith officially annouced that he is running for the position on Wednesday at the Erie Maritime Museum. He has practiced law for 34 years and in 2014 he was chosen to be the president of the Erie County Bar Association. Smith says that he is a family man and is heavily involved with the community.
“I serve on the board of Erie homes presently and EUMA, EUMA serves homeless individuals. I was on the board of United Way. I’ve got a ton of community involvement throughout the years,” said Smith. Smith previously ran for Erie County judge in 2015, but did not win the seat.