Gov. Tom Wolf
Governor of Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Wolf is the State of Pennsylvania’s forty-seventh Governor. He was inaugurated into office on January 20, 2015. Governor Wolf grew up in Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania and attended Dartmouth University, where he earned his B.A. and graduated magna cum laude. Following graduation, Wolf went on to obtain a Masters of Philosophy at the University of London and then a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wolf spent two years in the Peace Corps in India and when he returned, he ultimately co-purchased his family-owned building materials company in 1985.
In 2007, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell nominated Wolf to become the state’s Secretary of Revenue. He would serve in that position until resigning in late 2008. Prior to his run for Governor in 2014, Wolf established an impressive record of involvement with professional and civic organizations. He took on positions as the chair of York County United Way, the York County Community Foundation, the York College Board of Trustees, and York County Chamber of Commerce. He has also been involved with the York Jewish Community Center and Memorial Hospital of York.
In the May 20, 2014 Democratic Primary, Wolf won with over 57 percent of the Democratic vote in a crowded field, setting him up to run against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett. Wolf went on to win the general election with 54 percent of the vote. Wolf’s election marked the first time an incumbent Governor running for re-election in Pennsylvania lost.
Wolf married his spouse Frances in 1975 and together they have two adult daughters.