Tom Wolf Sworn In As Pennsylvania's 47th Governor

Jan 20, 2015

Tom Wolf at his inauguration as Pennsylvania's new governor.
Credit AP

Democrat Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania's 47th governor, replacing Republican Tom Corbett.

Wolf took his oath of office Tuesday before a huge crowd gathered for the ceremony outside the Capitol.

The 65-year-old Wolf is calling for bipartisanship in a divided state government and has said his goals are creating good-paying jobs, good schools and a government that works.

Wolf is a former businessman who ran his family's business for nearly 30 years. He tapped his personal wealth to give himself a leg up in his first election campaign.

Wolf denied former Corbett a second term by winning nearly 55 percent of the vote. He was the only Democrat nationally to unseat a sitting Republican governor in the Nov. 4 election.