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Governor Tom Wolf

2018 Speaker

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF is a leader consistently taking on the status quo and trying to help middle-class families. He is a different kind of leader, and he has been a different kind of governor. Before he was governor, Wolf was the owner of the Wolf Organization, a distributor of lumber and other building products. He bought this family business and grew the company — eventually more than quintupling the business in size. Since he took office in 2015, Wolf has fought to change Harrisburg. On day one, his first actions as governor were signing a gift ban prohibiting administration employees from accepting gifts from lobbyists and reforming legal contracting to end pay to play. Wolf also donates his entire salary to charity and refuses a state pension. When he took office, Wolf inherited an education system that had been cut by $1B. He has since restored that entire cut made in the previous administration, leading to improved graduation rates and more children in pre-k. By expanding Medicaid, Wolf provided quality, affordable health care to 720,000 Pennsylvanians. He has also given more than 50,000 seniors the opportunity to age in their homes and made Pennsylvania a national leader in fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic by expanding treatment options and ensuring law enforcement and first responders have the resources they need. Wolf is working to grow our economy by making it easier for small businesses to start and expanding career and technical education opportunities. He is fighting to make sure wages keep up with the cost of living, focusing on skills training for kids who do not go to college, helping small businesses, and rebuilding Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. @governortomwolf