The Keystone State decided it was ready for a change. This came in the form of a new governor being elected.
The 2014 General Elections took place on November 2nd. While it was recorded to be a Republican landslide, Pennsylvania was one of the states that said goodbye to their Republican Governor and hello to a Democratic one.
Enter Thomas Wolf. A former CEO of one America’s largest supplier of kitchen cabinetry turned politician, Tom Wolf confirmed the statistics that he would be victorious in the November election.
Wolf was formerly a Secretary of Revenue under Governor Ed Rendell in the early 2000’s. Going into the race, Wolf also had the support of fellow democrats Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
Having won his new position as Governor, Wolf has certain goals and ideas that he assumes will benefit Pennsylvania as a state.
Some of these ideas include the desire to build a stronger middle class and the intent to restore money to the education system. Wolf wants to increase the minimum wage to 10.10 dollars an hour. He also plans on restoring the one billion dollar budget cut made by former governor Tom Corbett.
Wolf is also an advocate for equal pay and other women’s rights. “Equal pay for equal work,” Wolf says on his Website, www.wolfforpa.com. “We want to end discrimination,” continued Wolf.
In addition, he is also a supporter of LGBT.