Pennsylvania Gubernatorial candidates
State Attorney General Tom Corbett is the Republican candidate for governor. According to the campaign website, Corbett graduated from Lebanon Valley College before receiving his J.D. from St. Mary’s University Law School in San Antonio, Texas. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Infantry division and rose to the rank of captain.
In 1988, former President George H.W. Bush appointed Corbett U.S. Attorney, a position he held until 1993. After a brief stint as attorney general following Tom Ridge and serving in the private sector, Corbett ran for state attorney general in 2004. He was re-elected in 2008.
Dan Onorato (D)
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates
Pat Toomey is the Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania. According to the campaign website, Toomey was born in Providence, R.I. and attended Harvard University.
After graduating with a degree in political science, Toomey was hired by Chemical Bank before later moving to Morgan, Grenfell & Co. Toomey was elected to the Allentown Government Study Commission in 1994. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving Pennsylvania’s 15th district in 1999 until 2005.
From 2005 till 2009, Toomey was president of the Club for Growth.
Joe Sestak (D)
Joe Sestak is the incumbent Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Sestak, a native of Secane, Pa. and graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School, attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Politics. According to Sestak’s website, he attained a masters degree in public administration and a doctorate in political economy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
He is now a member of the United States House of Representatives where he is the highest-ranking former military officer in office.
U.S. House of Representatives 7th District candidates
Bryan Lentz (D)
Democratic candidate Bryan Lentz attended Valley Forge Military College in Radnor, Pa. His campaign profile notes that after earning a degree in philosophy from Georgetown University, he was assigned to the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment’s Second Battalion as a Second Lieutenent. The regiment assisted civilian stabilization and governance in Mosul, Iraq.
Lentz worked with NATO forces on a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and has earned a bronze star in addition to the War on Terror Expiditionary Medal. Before his election to the State House of Representatives, he worked for years in private law practice.