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Tom Wolf makes campaign swing through Lehigh Valley

By Meghan Packer, Reporter, MPacker@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 01 2014 04:02:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 01 2014 05:05:37 PM CDT

One of the Democrats vying to be the next governor of Pennsylvania made a stop in the the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

One of the Democrats who would like to be the next governor of Pennsylvania made a stop in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Democrat Tom Wolf was in Bethlehem with local leaders by his side. The York County businessman toured Main Street, visiting businesses and speaking with people along the way.

"I had relatives living in Bethlehem and I've been coming to Bethlehem for many, many years," Wolf told 69 News.

Wolf is one of four Democrats hoping to go up against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The other Democrats are U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, state Treasurer Rob McCord and former state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Katie McGinty.

"I want to be known most as an unconventional politician. This is the first time I've done this," Wolf said.

The former state secretary of revenue said his background is different.

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"I was a Peace Corps volunteer, actually, I have a Ph.D from MIT. I actually used that Ph.D to start driving a forklift, worked my way up and bought control of the family business," he said.

His business supplies kitchen and bath cabinetry and building products.

Wolf praised the changes he has seen in Bethlehem.

"We have some beautiful third class cities in our state, and we ought to work hard to make sure that every city, not just Bethlehem, but every city in our state is thriving," Wolf said.