2018 Pennsylvania Governor Candidate Guide

Scott Wagner (R) vs Tom Wolf (D)

Governor | Election | Nov 6, 2018

The Candidates

Scott Wagner

Scott Wagner

Republican

Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf

Democrat

Incumbent

The Issues

Abortion

Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Contraception

Can employers withhold contraceptive coverage if disagree with it?

Scott Wagner (R)

No public statement found.

Elections

Support nonpartisan redistricting to address charges of partisan gerrymandering?

Gay Rights

Support gay marriage?

Scott Wagner (R)

Yes.

Tom Wolf (D)

Yes.

Gun Control

Support more restrictive gun control legislation?

Health Care

Support or Repeal ACA, aka Obamacare? Accept ACA’s Medicaid expansion to subsidize low-income participants?

Scott Wagner (R)

Repeal. Would repeal ACA & roll back Medicaid expansion.

Tom Wolf (D)

Support & expand ACA. Expanding healthcare is good for the economy & creates jobs. Accepted Medicaid expansion for PA.

Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Scott Wagner (R)

No. Co-sponsored bill to defund.

Tom Wolf (D)

Yes.

Immigration

Support legal status for “DACA” recipients or “Dreamers,” who grew up in the US after being brought here as children?

Scott Wagner (R)

No statements found on DREAM Act.

Tom Wolf (D)

Yes. Supports having a Pennsylvania DREAM Act.

Marijuana

Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Tom Wolf (D)

Supports legal medical marijuana; does not support legalizing recreational at this time, wait on experience of other states.

Minimum Wage

Raise the state minimum wage from $7.25?

Net Neutrality

Require internet providers to provide equal access to all users?

Scott Wagner (R)

No public statements found.

Renewable Energy

Support government subsidies for renewable energy?

Taxes

Support severance tax on oil & gas extraction?

Voting Rights

Support stricter voting rules such as voter ID requirements even if they prevent some people from voting?

Scott Wagner (R)

No public statements found.

Tom Wolf (D)

No. Supports same-day & automatic voter registration & modernizing absentee voting. Refused Trump Administration request for personal information of every registered PA voter.

Other gubernatorial candidates include Ken Krawchuk (L) & Paul Glover (G). Due to limited space, we can’t include candidates polling at less than 15%, but encourage you to check out their websites.