Tom Wolf wants voters to know that unlike Democrats’ characterization of a certain businessman-candidate, he cares about his workers and their community.
Wolf released a new web ad which seeks to distance himself from the profile of Mitt Romney, who opponents cast as a vulture capitalist.
“We both know that Tom Wolf is the opposite of Mitt Romney,” his campaign wrote in an email to supporters about the video.
“Tom is a different kind of successful businessman: Instead of shuttering plants and outsourcing jobs, he turned his company around through investments in people and innovation, creating jobs right here in America.”
Wolf runs his family’s building materials company in northern York County. According to company CFO Michael Newsome in the campaign video, “We have a profit sharing plan that shares somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of the profits of this company with it’s employees.”
The video also features praise from York Mayor Kim Bracey, who has endorsed Wolf’s campaign for Governor.
Speaking of Bracey, she will be on hand as Wolf’s campaign opens its first office next week in York.
It’s an office for volunteers and supporters; the doors open for the public event at 5pm on August 13th at 102 N. George Street in downtown York.
Wolf’s support from hometown Democrats is fairly clear. York County Commissioner Doug Hoke and State Representative Kevin Schreiber will be there, too.
In addition career in business, Wolf was also the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. The other Democrats who hope to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett include Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord, and former Secretaries of Environmental Protection Katie McGinty and John Hanger.