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Governor of Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Wolf has served as the 47th governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since January 20, 2015. He was reelected in 2018, by a margin of 17 percent. Gov. Wolf, a lifelong Pennsylvanian, is a leader for change. He has tackled big issues to change the status quo and help middle class families across the commonwealth.
The first thing Tom did as governor was to declare that he wouldn’t accept a salary, banned his administration from accepting gifts, reformed legal contracting to end the pay-to-play culture in Harrisburg, and made his daily schedule available to the public.
As promised during his campaign, Tom invested more in education at all levels than any governor before him. He has restored all of the misguided cuts of the previous administration that devastated our schools. Now, students are a top priority and graduation rates and pre-k enrollment have increased.
Tom has also fought for middle class families’ economic opportunities by making it easier for small businesses to start and thrive, investing in robust job training programs, and rebuilding the state’s infrastructure.
Tom is also dedicated to ensuring that Pennsylvanians have access to quality and affordable health care. That’s why one of his first acts in office was to expand Medicaid which has given an additional 715,000 Pennsylvanians access to health care. He has reduced Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate well below the national average to its lowest point in history and has made the commonwealth a national leader in new and innovative ways to battle the opioid epidemic that is ravaging Pennsylvania communities and families.
Gov. Wolf has been married to his wife Frances for over 30 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.