District 3: Amity, Union, Wayne, and Concord townships and Elgin and Union City Boroughs in Erie County, and Spring Creek township in Warren County.

Northwestern REC holds nominating meetings in the early spring time. In 2022, the following Cooperative member was elected to fill a vacancy as District 3 director. Her term will last two years. Elections take place before and during the Annual Meeting

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Candy Brundage

Candy Hendricks Brundage was born and raised in Punxatawney, Pa. - the “Home of the Groundhog.” After graduating from high school there in 1985, she discovered her love for criminal justice and law enforcement while working as a legal secretary at the Law Offices of Ferraro and Young.

In 1992, she entered the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, Pa. Brundage enjoyed 25 1/2 years as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, First Class working in the Troop E, Erie area, which covered Franklin, Warren, Meadville, Girard, and Erie. Throughout her career, she worked several units including patrol, crime, vice and gaming enforcement. While working, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Mercyhurst University, graduating summa cum laude in 2010.

During her time of service to the Commonwealth, Brundage spent 20 years as secretary for  Swanson Memorial Lodge #48. In that role she maintained membership rolls, prepared per capita reports for state and national organizations, and prepared meeting minutes. She also was fortunate to attend several conventions over the years and met many people in all facets of law enforcement.

Since retiring as a trooper, Brundage has been working part-time as a library assistant for the Corry Public Library. To her, this library is a gem of the community with the most amazing staff.

Brundage and her husband, Todd, who met while working at the same station in Corry, recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary. They have lived on co-op lines in the Corry area for all of those years.