Gubernatorial hopefuls talk issues at WCU

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 10/31/13

WEST CHESTER — Getting a jump on the primary, three gubernatorial Democratic candidates seeking nomination in the spring debated the issues at West Chester University Wednesday evening.

The candidates were unified in their distaste for current Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, but with diverse backgrounds, brought different proposed styles of governance and campaign focus.

Candidates John Hanger, Jo Ellen Litz and Max Myers accepted invitations to attend the debate.

So far, eight Democrats have declared themselves as candidates for governor in the upcoming 2014 election.

All declared candidates, including Corbett, were invited to attend.

Moderated by Peter Loedel, chairman of the university’s political science department, the candidates opened up to an intimate crowd of students and residents in an open debate at Philips Autograph Library in the Philips Memorial Hall. …

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Education emphasis: John Hanger for Governor bus stop in West Chester

John Hanger, Democratic candidate for Governor in 2014, is taking a bus tour on July 25-28 to several stops across SE PA, where he will speak on education issues (such as increasing public school and university funding and requiring greater accountability of charter schools).

On Wednesday June 26, he will address the public from the platform outside the back of the bus at West Chester University at 4:30 p.m., in the 700 block of S. Church St., east side, on the street adjacent to Ruby Jones and Anderson Halls, just south of University Ave.

Hanger and a few local speakers will address those gathered, and Hanger will answer questions, for a total of about 45 minutes.

John Hanger has been Commissioner of the PA Public Utility Commission (promoted deregulation and consumer choice of electricity sources) under Governors Casey and Ridge, founding President of PennFuture (environmental non-profit), Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (championed alternate energy, energy conservation, and environmental regulation) under Governor Rendell…

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