Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf won in an anticipated victory over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett.
Wolf won 55-percent of the vote over Corbett according to the Associated Press (AP).
After a landslide win in the Democratic primary, beating out early favorite Allyson Schwarts as well as Kate McGinty and Rob McCord, Wolf led in the polls from early on, with YouGov giving him 52 percent of the vote in July and September over Corbett’s 39 percent.
His “fresh start” plan for Pennsylvania includes strengthening the middle class and small businesses. Wolf himself is a businessman, CEO of his family’s business Wolf Organization.
He has also called for raising the state minimum wage from $7.35 an hour to $10.10 an hour, according to the New York Times.
Wolf campaigned on the idea of heavily taxing the upper class and Marcellus natural gas industry, which his opponent Corbett said would drive away an economic and job stimulus on his own campaign website.