Governor Tom Wolf Wins Second Term; Fetterman is new Lieutenant Governor

Nov 7, 2018 | Member News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf defeated Republican Scott Wagner yesterday to win his second term. His challenges will remain as the GOP retained control of the legislature.

 

During the campaign, Wolf said he will continue to advance priorities from his first term, including public school funding; accessible health care; imposing a tax on the natural gas industry; and helping seniors remain in their homes.

 

According to PennLive.com, Wagner conceded the race around 10:30 p.m. by calling Governor Wolf. During that conversation, he asked the governor to do something about the seniors who are losing their homes to taxes. He said during the campaign he heard from many seniors who can’t afford to pay their taxes on a fixed income.

 

New Lieutenant Governor

John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, Pa., will join Wolf as Lieutenant Governor. He won the Democratic primary in May by defeating Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack, who came under fire for his mistreatment of state employee staff and expenses. Fetterman became nationally recognized for his efforts to revitalize the small steel town in Allegheny county.