Tom Wolf Ousts Corbett in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Businessman Tom Wolf has won his bid to become the next governor of Pennsylvania.

Unofficial results show that Wolf is the winner over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett, garnering 55% of the votes statewide.

Despite the loss, Corbett was the favorite among local voters, picking up 59% of the vote in Clarion County (6,396 to 4,356), 55% in Venango County (7,475 to 6,053), and in 63% in Jefferson County (7,253 to 4,265.) However, in Forest County, the two candidates were nearly dead-even, with Corbett edging Wolf by a mere 5 votes (820-815.)

During the administration of Governor Robert P. Casey, Wolf served on an economic development board and on the Pennsylvania Legislative Commission on Urban Schools. He also served under Governor Ed Rendell as the Secretary of Revenue of Pennsylvania.

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.

Corbett, the 46th Governor of Pennsylvania, was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn into office on January 18, 2011.

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