Tim Carey will run as a write-in candidate for the District 6 seat on the Braintree Town Council.

BRAINTREE – Tim Carey of Birch Street has entered the race for the District 6 town council seat as a write-in candidate.

He will oppose Matthew Sisk, a Republican State Committee member and a former official of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, in the Nov. 7 election.

“I’d like to give the citizens of Braintree a choice in who they can vote for in their district and an opportunity to make the decision for themselves,” Carey said in announcing his candidacy.

Carey said he made his decision to run over the weekend.

Sisk was a last minute entry into the election field, after incumbent District 6 Town Councilor Dan Clifford had submitted his nomination papers for a new term.

Clifford announced minutes before the deadline for filing nomination papers his decision not to seek re-election for “personal and professional reasons.” Clifford said he had approached Sisk about running about a week before the deadline for taking out nomination papers after no one else showed interest. He has endorsed Sisk in the race.

The maneuvering has sparked discussion in the town’s political circles and on social media, given Sisk’s controversial past. He resigned from his state position after he was found improperly using the emergency lights and siren on his state-owned vehicle to get through a traffic backup. He had also been disciplined for using state resources for a private party.

The two other town councilors who are stepping down, District 2 Councilor John Mullaney and District 5 Councilor Michael Owens, had announced their decisions months before the deadline.

Carey, 43, is a stay-at-home dad who has worked in human resources at two area universities.

A graduate of Merrimack College, he holds a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University.

Carey said he wants to hear from residents about their concerns. He said some of his are school space needs, open space issues and the town’s traffic and roads.