John Hanger

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John Hanger
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Former candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection
2008 – 2011
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
1993 – 1998
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University (1979)
J.D.University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984)
Personal
Place of birthNairobi, Kenya
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
John Hanger was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 elections.[1][2] Hanger served formerly as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection.

Biography

Hanger was named to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission by Gov. Bob Casey in 1993. He then founded PennFuture, which advocated for stronger environmental regulations. In 2008, Gov. Ed Rendell appointed Hanger as head of the state Department of Environmental Protection.[3]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Public Policy Studies and History, Duke University, 1979
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1984

Elections

2014

See also: State executive official elections, 2014

On November 26, 2012, Hanger announced that he would seek the 2014 Democratic nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania.[1] Republican incumbent Tom Corbett was up for re-election in 2014.[4] Hanger qualified for the primary ballot but withdrew before the primary election.[2]

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