John Hanger

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John Hanger
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Governor of Pennsylvania
Former candidate
Prior offices
Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection
2008 – 2011
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
1993 – 1998
Bachelor'sDuke University (1979)
J.D.University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984)
Place of birthNairobi, Kenya
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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.


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]


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



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 is up for re-election in 2014.[4] Hanger qualified for the primary ballot but withdrew before the primary election.[2]


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