This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizens Education Fund If you appreciate our service to voters, please consider helping us with a donation.
Smart Voter logo
Pennsylvania State Government May 18, 2010 Election
Governor; State of Pennsylvania; Democratic Party Voter Information

4 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Dan "Onorato" Onorato Click here for more information about this candidate 463,575 votes 45.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Allegheny County Executive
  • B.S. Accounting, Penn State
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • J.D. University of Pittsburgh, School of Law
  • Making PA the Leader in Next-Generation Jobs and Helping Our Core Industries Grow
  • Delivering Honest, Accountable Government Pennsylvaninas Deserve
  • Promoting Smart and Sustainable Growth
Jack Wagner Click here for more information about this candidate 248,338 votes 24.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Auditor General, 2005-Present
  • State Senator, 10 years (Allegheny County)
  • Pittsburgh City Councilman, 10 years (President, 4 years)
  • Certified Safety Professional, 6 years
  • Marine Corps, Vietnam combat veteran
  • Husband and father, 2 children
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania + B.S., Safety Management, 1974
  • Maintain vital government services without raising taxes
  • Bring fundamental reforms to state government
  • Create and retain high quality, family-sustaining jobs
Anthony Hardy Williams Click here for more information about this candidate 185,784 votes 18.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State senator
  • State representative, 191st District
  • Entrepreneur, ATV Inc. vending company
  • PepsiCo, executive
  • Economic analysis consultant
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.S. Economics
  • Improve public education through a full menu of options for families
  • Creating jobs by remaking the state economy for the 21st century
  • Responsibly lower tax burdens on families and companies by revising our tax structure
Joseph M. Hoeffel Click here for more information about this candidate 130,799 votes 12.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: County Commissioner
  • PA House of Representatives, 1977-1984
  • Montgomery County Commissioner, 1992-1998
  • US House of Representatives, 1999-2004
  • Montgomery County Commissioner, 2008-present
  • Create jobs economic development through investing in schools, transportation infrastructure, health care, and renewable energy
  • Strengthen schools, from early childhood education through community colleges four-year colleges, while reducing property taxes
  • Establish a single-payer system modeled on Medicare to provide health care for all Pennsylvanians

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || Election Links || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: July 7, 2010 11:11 PDT
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.