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Tom Ridge (R)

Elected: 1994 (2nd term)
Note: Term-limited in 2002.
Hometown: Erie
Born: August 26, 1945; Munhall, Pa.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Michele Moore Ridge; two children
Education: Harvard U., B.A. 1967; Dickinson School of Law, J.D. 1972
Military Service: Army, 1968-70
Career: Lawyer
Political Highlights: Erie assistant district attorney, 1979-82; U.S. House, 1983-95; governor, 1995-present
Address: Penn. State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA, 17120
Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284
E-mail: www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Governor/govmail.html
Web site: www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Governor/overview.html

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: April 27, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com

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Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
General Assembly:
Meets year-round
House of Representatives: 203 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 103R, 100D; 178 men, 25 women
Salary: $60,700
Phone: (717) 787-2372
Senate: 50 members, 4-year terms
1999 breakdown: 30R, 20D; 44 men, 6 women
Salary: $59,245
Phone: (717) 787-5920

Urban Statistics
Philadelphia: Mayor John Street (D), Population 1,478,002
Pittsburgh: Mayor Tom Murphy (D), Population 350,363
Erie: Mayor Joyce Savocchio (D), Population 105,270
Allentown: Mayor William Heydt (R), Population 102,211
Scranton: Mayor James P. Connors (R), Population 77,189

Registered Voters
Democrat: 48%
Republican: 42%
Other: 9%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 R
House: 11 D, 10 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 49%, Bob Dole 40%, Ross Perot 10%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 45%, George Bush 36%, Ross Perot 18%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 51%, Michael S. Dukakis 48%

Population
1998 population (est.): 12,056,112
1990 population: 11,881,643
1980 population: 11,863,895
Percent change 1980-90: +<1%
Rank among states (1998): 5
White: 89%
Black: 10%
Asian or Pacific islander: 2%
Hispanic origin: 2%
Urban: 69%
Rural: 31%
Born in state: 80%
Foreign-born: 3%
Under age 18: 2,864,082 (24%)
Ages 18-64: 7,250,757 (60%)
65 and older: 1,904,822 (16%)
Median age: 37.3

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.pa.us
Capital: Harrisburg
Median household income: $36,609 (1997)
   Rank among states: 21
Total area: 46,058 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 33

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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