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Tom Ridge Endorses Bob Jubelirer for Trustee

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Former state senator Bob Jubelirer has scored one of the highest-profile endorsements for the Board of Trustees alumni election. Yesterday, Senator Jubelirer shared on his Facebook page that Tom Ridge, who resigned the Pennsylvania governorship in 2001 to become the first Homeland Security Secretary, endorsed him for Trustee. This announcement came after the first day of alumni voting.

There have been several new endorsements in the past week and Onward State has updated its list of supporters.

1. Kathleen Pavelko

O. Richard Bundy III, the pair mutually endorsed each other.

4. Paul Suhey

Keith Masser, the current Chairman of the Board endorsed Suhey “with no reservations.”

Paul Silvis, a Governor appointee to the Board of Trustees, Silvis argues Suhey’s history with the Paterno family can “bring some healing.”

Matt Millen, a retired NFL linebacker, former CEO of the Detroit Lions, and ESPN analyst.

“I don’t know all of the politics behind it,” Millen said Monday. “I know Paul. I know his character, his family. I know he tries to do the right thing. He would be the first guy I would vote for.”

7. Ted Brown

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS)

Franco Harris, who sits on the PS4RS election committee.

David Paterno, which has been interpreted as a Paterno family endorsement.

Lou Prato, a Penn State historian and co-founder of the Penn State All-Sports Museum.

11. Bill Cluck

Valerie Plame, a former CIA operative, novelist, and 2009 Homecoming Grand Marshal.

12. Stephanie Deviney

Keith Masser, the Chairman of the Board, endorsed the Vice-Chairwoman.

Paul Silvis, for showing courage and leadership in the wake of the Sandusky Scandal.

18. O. Richard Bundy, III

Mike Herr, whose alias is “Mike the Mailman.”

Mimi Barash, the first Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees.

Richard Bundy, Blue Band Director.

Kathleen Pavelko, through a mutual endorsement.

20. Frederik Riefkohl

Michael Pilato, the famed muralist of Happy Valley.

22. Barbara Doran

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS)

Franco Harris

David Paterno

Anthony Lubrano, for her experience in business and finance.

35. Robert Jubelirer

Anthony Lubrano, for his support of Penn State in the State Senate.

Tom Ridge, who served in the Pennsylvania Senate during the Ridge Administration.

36. William Oldsey

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS)

Michael Pilato

Franco Harris

David Paterno

Anthony Lubrano, for his extensive knowledge of Penn State, as well as his experience as an expert in education and business.

38. Ryan Bagwell

PSU Truthville, an organization who campaigns against the Board of Trustees through their animated videos and Harrisburg-area billboards.

39. Scott Kimler

Michael Pilato

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About the Author

Doug Dooling, Jr.

I am a staff writer for Onward State. I graduated as a Nittany Lion with Honors in 2013. Now, I am back in Happy Valley to earn a degree at the Penn State Law. Outside of politics and government, my interests include college football, soccer, Irish history, and astronomy.

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