September 24 Press Club Luncheon

September 24 Press Club Luncheon
Gov. Tom Wolf
Democratic Candidate for Re-Election

Tom Wolf grew up in Mt. Wolf, a small south central Pennsylvania town where he still lives in the house he was brought home to from the hospital.

He graduated from Dartmouth College, the University of London, and M.I.T. During his studies, he joined the Peace Corps where he worked on agricultural and irrigation projects for two years in a small rural village in India.

Before he was governor, he was the owner of the Wolf Organization, a distributor of lumber and other building products. Gov. Wolf bought this family business and grew the company—eventually more than quintupling the business in size.

He was elected governor in 2014.

He and his wife Frances have been married since 1975. They have two daughters.

August 27 Press Club Luncheon

Next PA Press Club Luncheon
Monday, August 27
Scott Wagner
Republican Candidate for Governor

A life-long resident of York County, PA, Scott Wagner is the owner of Penn Waste, headquartered in York County, one of the largest recycling plants in the nation.

He was raised on a farm and graduated from Dallastown Area High School in 1973. He spent one semester at Williamsport Area Community College, but dropped out to pursue business ventures.

A lifelong member of the Republican Party, Wagner spent what he called “a significant amount” of his money to support “pro-business” candidates in the 2010 elections, and in 2013 he made Pennsylvania history when he was elected to the PA Senate as a write-in candidate and represented York County in the Senate until 2018.

He and his wife Tracy have four children.


June 25 Press Club Luncheon

Next PA Press Club Luncheon
Monday, June 25
Rep. Lou Barletta
Republican Candidate for US Senate

Representative Lou Barletta represents Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District.

Born and raised in Hazleton, Representative Barletta majored in elementary education as a student at Bloomsburg State College (now    Bloomsburg University).

He and his wife Mary Grace formed a line-painting business, which they grew that business into the sixth-largest business of its kind in the nation. Even though he had very little interest in politics, he decided to run for a slot on Hazleton City Council. He was first elected to council in 1998, then was elected mayor in 2000.

He was elected to Congress on his third attempt. He was re-elected in November 2012, and again in November 2014 as well as November 2016.

Rep. Barletta and his wife Mary Grace live in Hazleton. They are the parents of four grown daughters and have eight grandchildren.


Monday, July 23
Sen. Bob Casey
Democratic Candidate for US Senate

Sen. Bob Casey, one of eight children, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and is the son of Robert P. Casey, Pennsylvania’s 42nd governor.

After graduating from Holy Cross 1982, he received a law degree from Catholic University in 1988. He practiced law in Scranton until 1996, when he was elected Pennsylvania’s Auditor General, an office he held for two terms.

In 2002 he ran unsuccessfully for governor, losing the Democratic primary to Ed Rendell, and in 2004 was elected State Treasurer. He held that post until 2006, when he was elected to the US Senate, defeating incumbent Rick Santorum.

He and his wife Terese were married in 1985, and reside in Scranton. They have four daughters: Elyse, Caroline, Julia, and Marena.