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Pennsylvania State Government November 4, 2008 Election
Attorney General; State of Pennsylvania Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $141,565

The Attorney General, as Pennsylvania's chief legal and law enforcement officer, represents the Commonwealth in legal actions brought against it, furnishes legal advice to the Governor or any state agency, and prosecutes organized crime and public corruption. The office's law enforcement program includes criminal investigations, drug law enforcement, direction of statewide and multi-county investigative grand juries, and a Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Other duties include review of all proposed rules and regulations of state agencies and administration of provisions relating to consumer protection. Under the state constitution the Attoney General must be a member of the bar in Pennsylvania.

Results as of Dec 5 11:00am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (9,284/9,284)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Tom Corbett Click here for more information about this candidate 3,002,927 votes 52.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Pennsylvania Attorney General
  • United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant District Attorney in Allegheny County
  • Chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Member, Pennsylvania Army National Guard 28th Infantry Division
  • 1975, St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D.
  • 1971, Lebanon Valley College, B.A.
  • Protecting our children from Internet sexual predators and child pornography
  • Fighting drugs and gangs in our communities
  • Protecting our senior citizens from financial fraud and physical abuse
John M. Morganelli Click here for more information about this candidate 2,619,791 votes 45.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: District Attorney
  • JD Villanova Law School, 1980
  • BA Moravian College, 1977
  • Pass a gang statute that makes gang membership a crime so as to attack the gangs before they commit their next murder or drug deal
  • Address the proliferation of handguns into the hands of criminals, young children and those with mental illness.
  • Abolish parole for violent criminals.
Marakay J. Rogers Click here for more information about this candidate 109,856 votes 1.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • JD, Dickinson School of Law
  • BA, magna cum laude, WIlson College
  • former executive director, York City Human Relations Commission
  • BPW "Women In Government" award 1985
  • Stop prosecution of victimless crimes
  • Put moratorium on death penalty
  • Protect citizens' rights from government abuse

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