Recent speculation points at Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s strong television and web video presence as the reason that he’s come in at 40% in the latest Harper Poll. Wolf’s campaign certainly seems to be running at breakneck speed with this tactic and has released yet another new web video.
The newest video consists of Mayor Kim Bracey of York speaking about her admiration of and support for Wolf.
“I’ve had the experience to work one-on-one and through guidance and mentoring, if you will, from Tom Wolf,” Bracey says in the ad, “to help me along the journey of creating a better community and I believe it to be in his heart to really just want a better community in general.”
Turning to how Wolf has helped the community and possibly to put critics of his bank account to rest, Bracey continues, “He did that more than just by writing a check. Tom Wolf was there, rolled up his sleeves, at many community meetings, community garden events, pushing a shovel and pushing trash out of the streets.”
In a separate statement, Bracey says that she has been friends with the former Secretary of Revenue for quite some time. She maintains that she could not have become Mayor of York without Wolf as both a mentor and a friend.
“So I’ve known Tom for 20 years and he’s always been great at making people of all backgrounds feel equally invested in a variety of projects, from public health centers for the community to building a Little League field for inner city kids to have a safe place to play,” Bracey says.
Bracey is the first African American elected mayor of the city of York and the second woman to hold the office. She has served as mayor since 2010.
Running for state governor, Wolf faces former Auditor General Jack Wagner, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord, former PA DEP Secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger, and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz.