Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf (D) is the 47th governor of Pennsylvania state and a successful businessman.


Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Laborers International Union of North America

American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees





service dates

January 20, 2015 - Present



Personal Moments


Thomas Westerman Wolf is born in York County, Pennsylvania

He was born to Cornelia Rohlman and William Trout Wolf.


Tom Wolf gets married

He met his wife in school, and they had two daughters together.


Tom’s dissertation is named best of the year

After obtaining his Ph.D., his dissertation on the United States House of Representatives was chosen by the American Political Science Association as the best of 1981.


Wolf purchases the Wolf Organization

He and his two cousins grew the business into a successful organization over the course of 25 years.


Selling of Wolf Organization

Wolf sold his company to a private equity firm but continued to serve as an executive.

Campaign History


Wolf announces his candidacy for Governor

He ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election, and won.


Tom Wolf is sworn in as Governor of Pennsylvania

On January 20, he became the 47th governor of the state.


Wolf runs for re-election and wins

Uncontested in the Democratic primary, he was successfully re-elected for a second, and final, term as Governor.


Replaced as Governor by Josh Shapiro

In the elections Wolf lost the governorship to Josh Shapiro, who won with 55.6% of the vote.

Position on Key Issues

Climate Change

Tom Wolf is committed to fighting back against the effects of climate change. He has pushed for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the utilization of clean, renewable resources for energy production.


Wolf has been committed to making healthcare coverage accessible and affordable for all. He has advocated for the expansion of access to treatment for substance use disorder, mental health care, and legalized medical marijuana use; and he has supported prescription drug monitoring programs and prescribing guidelines.

Social Security

Governor Tom Wolf believes that we need a new approach to social security. He has aimed to stop excessive fees to Wall Street managers, improve retirement security for state workers, and save taxpayers billions of dollars.

Key Issues:

Climate Change


Social Security