John Morganelli

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John Morganelli
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Former candidate for
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
Bachelor'sMoravian College (1977)
J.D.Villanova School of Law (1980)
Date of birthNovember 12, 1955
ProfessionNorthampton County District Attorney
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John Morganelli (b. November 12, 1955) was a potential Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in the 2014 elections.[1]


Morganelli was first elected as District Attorney of Northampton County in 1991 and has been re-elected five times since. From 1999-2000 he served as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys’ Association and has served as a Special Deputy Attorney General and as an advisor to the Governor on crime issues. He is the author of the book, “The D-day Bank Massacre:The True Story Behind the Martin Appel Case.”[2]


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Moravian College, 1977
  • J.D., Villanova School of Law, 1980



See also: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Morganelli considered running for election as Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor in 2014 but did not.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Tom Corbett won re-election to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General. He defeated John M. Morganelli (D) and Marakay J. Rogers (L) in the general election.

Pennsylvania Attorney General, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.png Tom Corbett Incumbent 52.4% 3,002,927
     Democratic John M. Morganelli 45.7% 2,619,791
     Libertarian Marakay J. Rogers 1.9% 109,856
Total Votes 5,732,574
Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State


Morganelli married his wife Diana in 1981. They have three children.[4]

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