Kathy Boockvar
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Kathy Boockvar

Kathy Boockvar
Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

January 5, 2019
GovernorTom Wolf
Robert Torres (acting)
Personal details
Born (1968-10-23) October 23, 1968 (age 50)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania (BA)
American University (JD)

Kathy Boockvar (born October 23, 1968)[1] is an American lawyer who serves as acting secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Governor Tom Wolf since January 5, 2019 (succeeding Robert Torres), and previously served as his Senior Adviser to the Governor on Election Modernization since March 5, 2018.[2] Previously, Boockvar served as executive director of Lifecycle WomanCare, a birth center in suburban Philadelphia, and chief counsel at the Department of Auditor General.[3]

After she unsuccessfully ran for the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in 2011, Boockvar ran unopposed in the Democratic primary for the 8th congressional district in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, losing to incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick.[4]

General election results

Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael G. Fitzpatrick (Incumbent) 199,379 56.6
Democratic Kathryn Boockvar 152,859 43.4
Total votes 352,238 100
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Bar Association - Kathy Boockvar Personal Data Questionnaire" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Gov. Wolf reshuffles cabinet ahead of second term | TribLIVE.com". archive.triblive.com.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Gibson, Keegan (January 12, 2012). "It's Official: Boockvar to Challenge Fitzpatrick". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Statistics of Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 2012". Karen Haas, Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. February 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Torres
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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