Biographical details of GOP hopefuls for governor

May 12, 2018

Biographical details of the three candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania’s May 15 primary election to run for governor in the November election against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf:


NAME: Laura Elizabeth Ellsworth

BIRTHDATE: August 13, 1958 (59)

HOME: Ohio Township, Allegheny County

FAMILY: Married to Bruce Teitelbaum in 1993, one grown son.

EDUCATION: B.A., history, Princeton University (1980); J.D., University of Pittsburgh (1983).

EXPERIENCE: Attorney, commercial litigation, Jones Day (1992-current); partner-in-charge of Jones Day’s Pittsburgh office (2003-15); head of global community service initiatives for Jones Day (2015-current); board member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (2012-15); chairwoman, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (2015-17).

WEBSITE: ellsworth2018.com


NAME: Scott Wagner

BIRTHDATE: Sept. 21, 1955 (62)

HOME: Spring Garden Township, York County

FAMILY: Married to Tracy Higgs in 2015, two grown daughters and one adopted son from previous marriages and one step daughter.

EDUCATION: Dallastown Area High School (1973).

EXPERIENCE: Bail bondsman (1979-86); founder and president, York Waste Inc. (1985-97); founder and president, Penn Waste Inc. (2000-present); state senator (2014-present).

WEBSITE: wagnerforgov.com


NAME: Paul David Mango

BIRTHDATE: Feb. 1, 1959 (59)

HOME: Richland Township, Allegheny County

FAMILY: Married to Dawn Rucker in 1982, five daughters.

EDUCATION: B.S., engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point (1981); MBA, Harvard University (1988).

EXPERIENCE: Commissioned officer with honorable discharge as a captain, U.S. Army (1981-86); executive vice president, Center for Transfusion Medicine (1991-96); director and consultant, McKinsey & Co. (1988-91 and 1996-2017).

WEBSITE: mangoforpa.com

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