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Biographical details on Pa. statewide candidates

Associated Press Modified: November 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm •  Published: November 6, 2012

FAMILY: Freed and his wife, Amy, have three children and live in Camp Hill.



NAME: Eugene A. DePasquale

AGE: 41

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.A. College of Wooster (1993); M.A., Public Administration, University of Pittsburgh (1997); J.D., Widener University School of Law (2002).

EXPERIENCE: Director of economic development, City of York (2002-03); deputy secretary for community revitalization, state Department of Environmental Protection, (2003-2006); state House of Representatives (2007-present).

FAMILY: DePasquale and his wife Tracey live in York with their two children.

NAME: John Maher

AGE: 53

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: A.B., management-sciences/accounting, Duke University, (1979); Oxford University (scholarship studies) and Australian Graduate School of Management (fellowship studies), (1979-80).

EXPERIENCE: Auditor, Arthur Young accounting firm, (1980-89); founded Maher Duessel, a Pittsburgh public accounting firm in 1989, sold his interest in 2004; Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1997-present).

FAMILY: Maher is single and lives in suburban Pittsburgh.



NAME: Rob McCord

AGE: 53

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: B.A., economics and history, Harvard University (1982); master's in business administration, University of Pennsylvania (1989).

EXPERIENCE: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (1984-85); Democratic staff director, Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future (1986-87); CEO, Congressional Institute for the Future (1987-93); financial professional/venture capitalist in private sector (1994-current).

FAMILY: McCord lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife and two sons.

NAME: Diana Irey Vaughan

AGE: 50

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: West Virginia Business College.

EXPERIENCE: Washington County commissioner (1996-present)

FAMILY: Vaughan and her husband Robert live in Eighty Four. They have three children.