Memories Last a Lifetime
Candidates for Governor:
Tom Corbett (R)
Tom Wolf (D)
Thomas W. "Tom" Corbett (born June 17, 1949) is an American politician who is the 46th and current Governor of Pennsylvania. A member of the Republican Party, Corbett was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn into office on January 18, 2011.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Corbett is the graduate of the St. Mary's University School of Law and served as a captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Corbett began his career as an assistant district attorney in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1976. Corbett then joined the U.S. Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, serving from 1980 to 1983, upon entering private practice. In 1988 Corbett was first elected to public office as a Commissioner in the Pittsburgh suburb of Shaler, before serving as the United States Attorney for Western Pennsylvania from 1989 to 1993 in the George H.W. Bush administration. In 1995, after the resignation of Ernie Preate, Corbett was appointed to fill the remainder of Preate's term as Attorney General of Pennsylvania, until 1997. Corbett then reentered private practice and worked as the general counsel for Waste Management, Inc before being elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 2004. Corbett was then elected to a second term in 2008, serving a total of two non-consecutive tenures as Attorney General from 1995 to 1997, and 2005 to 2011.
After Governor Ed Rendell was term-limited from running for reelection, Corbett declared his candidacy for Governor in March 2009. Corbett defeated State Representative Sam Rohrer in the Republican primary and defeated Democratic nominee Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, with 54% of the vote in the general election. On November 8, 2013 he announced his bid for a second term as Pennsylvania's chief executive. Governor Corbett, who was unopposed in the Republican gubernatorial primary in May 2014, will face Democrat Tom Wolf in the November 4, 2014 general election.
Thomas W. "Tom" Wolf (born November 17, 1948) is an American businessman who is the Democratic Party nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue from April 2007 until November 2008.
Wolf is chairman of his family-owned business, The Wolf Organization Inc., a building-product company specializing in kitchen cabinets. He stepped down as CEO at the end of December 2013 to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.