According to city of Erie Treasurer Sue DiVecchio, the candidate Mayor Joe Sinnott wants to appoint to her office is one of his non-union staff members already working within City Hall.
DiVecchio said her candidate went through the interview process and said that person was selected as the best candidate for the job.
DiVecchio is taking Sinnott to court over the dispute.
Divecchio’s attorney is former Mayor Rick Filippi who is handling the case for free.
A court date has not yet been set.