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As part of its efforts to educate the Jewish community about candidates running for office and their positions, OU Advocacy-PA reached out to the candidates for governor with questions about education and more general issues. The Orthodox Union is a not-for-profit organization and does not endorse any candidate.

As Governor of Pennsylvania, my highest priorities as a public servant to the taxpayers and citizens of Pennsylvania will be …

tom-corbettGov. Tom Corbett: As your Governor, my highest priority is serving as a responsible steward of the Commonwealth for the next generation of Pennsylvanians. I believe the lens of government is too often clouded by four or six year election cycles. We must look beyond the present and address the difficult issues before us, such as job creation, education funding and pension reform. By focusing on the issues of consequence, we will leave our children with a better Pennsylvania and a brighter future.

RobPhoto6-Cropped-SquareRob McCord: Education, education, education, followed by economic development and job creation.

ASchwartzRep. Allyson Schwartz: My top priority as governor will be recommitting the Commonwealth to public education. On day one, I will begin developing a budget that starts to reverse Tom Corbett’s $1 billion in education cuts. I will also start the work of developing a fair and sustained funding formula. Nothing is more important to the future of the Commonwealth.

I will also expand Medicaid to provide coverage to over 500,000 working Pennsylvanians and will build a Pennsylvania health insurance exchange. And, I will work to grow the Commonwealth’s economy and to expand economic opportunity for Pennsylvania’s citizens.

tom-wolfTom Wolf: I want to set the table so that Pennsylvania is a dynamo for economic development and
magnet for entrepreneurs who will create great jobs. I will do that by leveling the playing field, reinvesting in public education, building a 21st century transportation infrastructure, and making sure that we are using Pennsylvania’s natural resources reasonably and in an economically efficient manner.

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