Cawley Takes on Fundraising Job at Temple, Won’t Run for Governor


Update: Former Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley told PoliticsPA that he is going to be putting all of his attention on his new job at Temple University for 2017 and 2018.

“I am focused on raising money to make sure that Temple’s tuition continues to be affordable and continues to have wold class facilities.  That is a pretty full plate and is how I see me spending my time through 2017 and 2018,” Cawley told PoliticsPA.

“I am privileged to hold this job, and will be spending all my time and energy on it,” he continued.

Temple University announced that former Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley was taking over as its vice president of institutional advancement .  

Cawley, who was Lieutenant Governor under former Governor Tom Corbett, has been leading the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey since leaving office.  

“Jim is such a Temple backer and Temple booster. The more I got to know him, the more I appreciated his great appreciation for what Temple is all about,” Temple president Richard M. Englert told the Philadelphia Inquirer.  

Cawley received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Temple.  

Cawley has been rumored to be considering a run for Governor next year, but has yet to publicly declare his candidacy.  Cawley taking this position, while others are jumping into the race, might mean that he will not be entering the 2018 race.

12 Responses

  1. He had no shot at Governor and never will. He needs to walk away from politics. He is washed up and should just disappear into the night, never to be heard from again.

  2. Good luck. You managed to make things work during that 1 term Tom Administration when no one else could. Temple is Lucky.

  3. He’s a GOP; the time for him to be Guv will be the 12th of NEVER. After Temple, he’ll be appointed Trump’s Minister for White Supremacy Fundraising.

    1. Your responses, as always, are insightful and founded upon reason. You make political and social discourse better.

  4. As much as, I like Cawley he will be a better candidate in 2022. I have confidence we will see Cawley in the governors mansion in the future.

  5. Good move for the Lt. Gov. Better than running for Governor this year. Don’t think he would have gotten out of Primary and would have lost to Wolf. Temple will be the better for it. Only question is whether fundraising job entails getting General Assembly to equitably fund the state relateds.

  6. Good choice Jim Cawley but i did supported for Scott Wagner for the race for Governor and i’m hoping for Gordon Denlinger for Lieutenant Governor is to get rid of Tom Wolf and Mike Stack altogether.

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