York County businessman Tom Wolf appears to be leading the pack for campaign contributions among the eight Democrat gubernatorial candidates and incumbent Republican Tom Corbett.
Wolf's numerous contributions and a $10 million personal pledge gave him the edge over Corbett and the field of Democrats competing in the May 20 primary for a chance to run against Corbett in November.
Campaign finance reports were due Friday. As of 5 p.m., all were available except that of Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who analysts have not considered a top contender in the race.
Wolf is chairman and CEO of York-based family company The Wolf Organization, which deals in kitchen cabinets and specialty building products. He served as Secretary of Revenue under Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell.
He was the biggest contributor to his own campaign, with a $10 million personal contribution from the candidate and his wife, but he also received dozens of four-digit donations and one seven-digit contribution: Longtime Wolf friend Tim Grumbacher, former CEO of the Bon-Ton stores, contributed $1 million to the campaign.
Here's a look at the breakdown, in order of money raised:
Total contributions: $13,259,147
Ending balance: $11,804,398
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Montgomery County
Total contributions: $6,552,559
Ending balance: $4,628,273
State Treasurer Rob McCord of Montgomery County
Total contributions: $6,270,107
Ending balance: $6,058,744
Katie McGinty of Chester County, former state environmental protection secretary:
Total contributions: $2,371,788
Ending balance: $1,775,358
John Hanger of Dauphin County, former state environmental protection secretary
Total contributions: $53,740
Ending balance: $48,101
Cumberland County pastor Max Myers
Total contributions: $30,141
Ending balance: $1,047
Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz
Total contributions: $4,182
Ending balance: $3,235
Incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett
Total money: $10,322,208 ($6.8 million in contributions, plus $3.5 million carried over from his last report. Excludes $66,315 on carry-over and contributions from Friends of Tom Corbett)
Ending balance: $7,512,371
Other prominent Yorkers who donated to the Wolf campaign include: Bob Pullo, $50,000; Michael Mitchell, vice chairman of the Graham Company, $20,000; Joe Wagman, CEO Wagman Construction, $5,000; Jeff Hines, president and CEO of York Water Co. $1,000; Mark Schmidt, president of Gladfelter Insurance, $20,000; Todd Rutter, CEO of Rutter's, $2,500; former Republican York County Commissioner Lori Mitrick, $10,200; former Democratic York County Commissioner Doug Kilgore, $500; state Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City; $500; William Wolf of Mt. Wolf, $150,000; Constance Wolf, vice president of business at York Container, $10,000; William Shipley III, president of the Shipley Group; $10,000.
Wolf also received $10,000 contributions from his daughters, Katie Wolf of San Francisco and Sarah Wolf of Brooklyn, N.Y.
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