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Biographical details of Pa. GOP hopefuls for governor

Written by The Associated Press | May 13, 2018 7:49 AM
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Candidates from left, seeking the Republican Party's nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's re-election bid next year, Pennsylvania Sen. Scott Wagner R-York County, Laura Ellsworth and Paul Mango take part in the Montgomery County Republican Committee gubernatorial forum in Blue Bell, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Undated) --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:

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Laura Ellsworth, a lawyer from suburban Pittsburgh and a first-time candidate, answers questions from the panel during a debate between Republican Gubernatorial candidates at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

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

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Republican state Senator Scott Wagner of York County. (Robert J. Gurecki -- Daily Times)

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

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Paul Mango, a former health care systems consultant from suburban Pittsburgh and a first-time candidate, answers questions from the panel during a debate between Republican Gubernatorial candidates at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, March 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

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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