Tom Wolf, other gubernatorial candidates participating in June 5 forum

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York County businessman Tom Wolf is one of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates who will participate in a forum June 5 in Harrisburg, according to an event organizer.

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer, president of Harrisburg Hope, which describes itself as a grassroots, community group, said Wolf is one of four candidates who has confirmed, as of Thursday.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. 3rd St.,  Harrisburg. The event is open to the public, and Kennedy-Shaffer said audience members will have the chance to ask questions directly.

“We expect the topics to include the state budget, education, the environment and other issues of importance,” Kennedy-Shaffer said.

Kennedy-Shaffer said Gov. Tom Corbett was also invited, but has not replied.

Kennedy-Shaffer said some people have asked why they are hosting a forum so early — the gubernatorial primary and general election aren’t until 2014. He said there are two main reasons.

“Once the campaign gets going in earnest, the candidates will be spending a lot more time in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh,” he said. “…And, two, Gov.Corbett’s approval ratings are so low that …. challengers are emerging much earlier than in previous gubernatorial campaigns.”

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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