Editor’s note: This story corrects wording in our story referring to Tedesco’s past history in law enforcement. Tedesco indicated that he formerly served as a member of the Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team and not that he currently works there. This story has been corrected as such.

MERCER CO., Pa. (WKBN) – A Mercer County sheriff’s deputy is running for county sheriff.

Monday evening, Anthony Tedesco formally made the announcement.

He began his career in 2007 as a police officer for the city of Farrell. In 2008, he was hired as a sheriff’s deputy by Mercer County, where he has spent the last 15 years.

Tedesco had also served as a member of the Mercer County Critical Incident Response Team in the past. He said he was also certified as a county detective and is a part-time officer with the Sharpsville Police Department.

He also coaches youth sports and is an active volunteer with local clubs, groups and committees.