In early 2009, Tom Wolf was preparing to announce his bid for governor and received an urgent phone call.  The company he sold three years earlier—a company he spent twenty-five years building and growing—was on the brink of going bankrupt and closing.  Rather than walking away and leaving his former employees to join the ranks of the unemployed, Wolf immediately ended his campaign and negotiated a repurchase of the family business, putting every penny he had into the enterprise.

Tom Wolf grew up in a small south central Pennsylvania town and still lives in the house he was brought home to from the hospital. He attended Dartmouth (BA), the University of London (MA) and MIT (Ph.D), but he interrupted his studies to join the Peace Corps and served two years in a small village in India. 


Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is a tenacious leader and respected policy maker with a demonstrated commitment to achieving forward-thinking, commonsense solutions to the biggest challenges facing Pennsylvania’s middle class families.

Recognized as a “trailblazer” by the Philadelphia Daily News, Schwartz is one of the most accomplished elected officials in Pennsylvania’s recent history.  Since entering public service in 1991, Schwartz has tackled state and national budget issues, lowered taxes for middle class families, worked to strengthen and invest in education, spurred growth in emerging Pennsylvania industries, and has been at the forefront of the fight to restore fiscal health to our nation’s health care system.

She now is serving in her fifth term representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional district. The district, which is comprised of the blue collar neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia and fiscally moderate suburban Montgomery County, has had a tradition of hard fought campaigns.  Schwartz has repeatedly won re-election with strong support from Democrats, Republicans, and independent voters.


About Katie

Kathleen ("Katie") McGinty is ninth of ten children, all born and raised in northeast Philadelphia. Her father, John Patrick McGinty, was a Philadelphia police officer and her mother, Alma Berry McGinty, worked as a restaurant hostess. The McGinty's prided themselves on hard work--and on lots of fun and laughter. All of Pennsylvania feels like home to Katie. She and her husband, Karl, and three girls lived in Central Pennsylvania for nearly nine years and worked in nearly every county in her six years as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection.


Raised by a single mother, Rob McCord understands the challenges Pennsylvania families face and what it takes to create opportunities for success.

Starting at the age of four, McCord and his older brother were raised by their mom to believe in the power of education and hard work. She helped Rob overcome learning challenges and turn his academic success in Pennsylvania’s public schools into admission to Harvard and later the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.