Tom Lineaweaver

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Tom Lineaweaver
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Former candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania
PartyIndependent (write-in)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLebanon Senior High School (1975)
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Tom Lineaweaver was a former Republican and now Independent running as a write-in candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 elections.[1][2] Tom Lineaweaver lost the general election on November 4, 2014.



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Lineaweaver ran for election to the office of Governor of Pennsylvania as an independent write-in candidate. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Lineaweaver was a potential 2014 Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania but did not run in the Republican primary. Republican incumbent Tom Corbett ran for re-election in 2014.[3]


General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Wolf/Mike Stack 54.9% 1,920,355
     Republican Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley Incumbent 45.1% 1,575,511
Total Votes 3,495,866
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

Issue positions

In an email to Ballotpeida, Lineaweaver outlined his reasons for running as a write-in Independent candidate.

I fully believe the people of Pennsylvania are so fed up with the 2 major parties that they will be looking in another direction. This election is ripe for a write in. Tom Corbett is the most unpopular Governor we've had in modern times. And Tom Wolf's solutions are to raise taxes and spend more money.

Plus, I believe people are tired of the corruption in Pennsylvania. And since those other 2 Toms are all that will be on the ballot, this is the best chance a write in candidate has. And I do intend to win.[4]

—Tom Lineaweaver, email communication with Ballotpedia

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