- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A quick look at the 2014 Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor:


NAME: John Hanger

AGE: 56

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.A. Duke University (1979), J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984).

EXPERIENCE: Commissioner, state Public Utility Commission, (1993-1998); president, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (1998-2008); secretary of state Department of Environmental Protection (2008-2011)

FAMILY: Hanger and his wife, Dr. Luanne Thorndyke, live in Hershey.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.hangerforgovernor.com/


NAME: Jo Ellen Litz

AGE: 62

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in leadership, Kennedy Western University (2002), Associate degree, general studies, Lebanon Valley College (1989)

EXPERIENCE: Lebanon County commissioner (1996-1999, 2004-present), president, Pennsylvania County Commissioners Association (2012), president, Swatara Watershed Association.

FAMILY: Litz and her husband Jon live in West Lebanon. They have two grown children.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.joellenlitz.com/


NAME: Rob McCord

AGE: 54

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: A.B., economics and history, Harvard University (1982); MBA, University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (1989)

EXPERIENCE: CEO, Congressional Institute for the Future (1989-93); vice president, Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (1994-1998); Eastern Technology Council (CEO 1996-2001, chairman 2001-2007); state treasurer (2009-present).

FAMILY: McCord and his wife Leigh live in Bryn Mawr with their two children.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.robmccord.com/


NAME: Katie McGinty

AGE: 50

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.S., chemistry, St. Joseph’s University (1985); J.D., Columbia University Law School (1988).

EXPERIENCE: Chairwoman, White House Council on Environmental Quality (1993-1998); secretary of state Department of Environmental Protection (2003-2008); senior vice president, Weston Solutions environmental engineering firm (2010-2013).

FAMILY: McGinty and her husband Karl Hausker have three daughters and live in Wayne, Chester County.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.katiemcginty.com/


NAME: Allyson Schwartz

AGE: 65

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.A., sociology, Simmons College (1970), M.S.W., Bryn Mawr College (1972)

EXPERIENCE: Co-founder and director of a Philadelphia women’s health center (1975-1988), deputy and acting commissioner of Philadelphia Department of Human Services (1988-1990), state senator (1990-2004), U.S. representative, (2005-present).

FAMILY: Schwartz and her husband, Dr. David Schwartz, live in Rydal. They have two grown sons.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://allysonschwartz.com/


NAME: Jack Wagner

AGE: 66

EDUCATION: B.S., safety management, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1974).

EXPERIENCE: U.S. Marine Corps (1966-68); city councilman, Pittsburgh (1984-1993); state senator, Pennsylvania (1994-2005); state auditor general (2005-2013).

FAMILY: Wagner and his wife, Nancy, live in Pittsburgh. They have two grown children.



NAME: Tom Wolf

AGE: 65

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.A., Dartmouth (1972); M.Phil., University of London (1978), PhD., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981)

EXPERIENCE: Peace Corps volunteer in India (1968-1970), headed The Wolf Organization Inc., a building-products company based in York, (1985-2006, 2009-present), secretary of state Revenue Department (2007-08).

FAMILY: Wolf and his wife, Frances, live in York County and have two grown daughters.

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://www.wolfforpa.com/

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