We have two governor candidates from York County — Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner — as you might have read in this story from The Caucus in our Sunday Times.
The last governor from York County was George Leader, whose name wound up on a nursing home on Second Avenue in Kingston for years. I’m not sure if he owned it, but he and his family owned nursing homes and assisted living centers.
The state also had two lieutenant governors from York County, and the most recent has a Luzerne County connection.
Samuel S. Lewis served as the state’s lieutenant governor from January 17, 1939 to January 19, 1943, under Gov. Arthur H. James, a lawyer who grew up in Plymouth.
As a child, James worked as a breaker boy and mule driver in local coal mines, according to his Wikipedia biography.