• Councilman-elect blocked from taking seat because of drug charges receives pardon

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    McKEESPORT, Pa. - A McKeesport man who was elected to office will get another chance to run after he was denied the position because of a drug conviction more than 20 years ago.

    Corry Sanders was granted a full pardon by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday.

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    In 2015, Sanders was elected to serve as a McKeesport councilman, but he was blocked from being seated due to a 1993 drug case in which he pleaded no contest. Pennsylvania law prohibits anyone from holding an elected office if they're convicted of a crime.

    Sanders is now eligible to run for office again.

    Sanders spoke one-on-one with Channel 11's Aaron Martin to discuss his journey and why he's now working with the man who originally blocked him from taking his council seat. Watch the interview above.


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