Tom Wolf inaugurated as Pennsylvania Governor
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Democrat was inaugurated yesterday as the 47th Governor of the U.S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He succeeds Republican Tom Corbett, whom he defeated in the election last November. The inauguration took place in front of the in .
Wolf, 66, and his running mate, newly sworn-in Lieutenant Governor, defeated Corbett and former Lieutenant Governor by nearly ten percentage points in last November's general election. As a result, Corbett became the first Pennsylvania Governor in modern times to lose a re-election bid.
In histo a crowd of roughly 4,000, Wolf focused on his belief in the need for change, labeling himself an "unconventional" and "different kind of governor." He touched on a number of issues including education, over which he and Corbett clashed during last year's campaign, in addition to the economy and government reform.
"As your Governor, I will do everything in my power to make Pennsylvania a place where jobs pay, schools teach, government works ... and where all Pennsylvanians can believe in the fundamental notion that our democracy still works", Wolf said. "Because I know that if we come together with a sense of shared purpose, we can build the better future that Pennsylvania deserves."
Items on Wolf's gubernatorial agenda include raising the minimum wage, a five percent extraction tax onand an increase in public school funding, among others. He is slated to propose his first budget to the on March 3 for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Wolf, a native of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree from the and a bachelor's degree from ., Pennsylvania, previously served as secretary of the in the cabinet of former Governor from 2007 to 2008. He was also chairman and president of his family's building materials business, The Wolf Organization Inc. He holds a doctorate from the
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