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The Tom Wolf for Governor campaign is opening a headquarters in downtown York Tuesday, establishing the first office for the Mount Wolf man's 2014 bid for the state's highest office.

The building at 102 N. George St. will be the first of several offices to open in various locations across the state as the campaign progresses, said Bob Kefauver, who chairs the York County's Democratic Party.

The public is invited to the opening, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at the office. Wolf will be there along with state Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City, York County Commissioner Doug Hoke and Mayor Kim Bracey.

Headquarters will serve as the central hub for the campaign's ground operation, where staff and volunteers organize phone banking, fundraising, neighborhood canvassing and general outreach to voters and contributors.

Wolf will continue to hire staff as the election nears, Kefauver said.

The campaign is led by nationally known Democratic strategist Joe Shafer. Longtime Pennsylvania Democratic strategist Mary Isenhour is a senior adviser.

The 64-year-old businessman, philanthropist and former state revenue secretary is one of several Democrats to announce his candidacy for the governor's seat. as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett struggles to overcome low approval ratings in his bid for re-election. Wolf runs The Wolf Organization, a York-based building products company.