PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Governor Tom Wolf received a prestigious honor on Wednesday, September 9: the Hubert H. Humphrey Award.
This year’s award was given out by the American Political Science Association during a virtual rendition of their annual meeting.
The award is given out to recipients who are believed to have made significant public service contributions.
Other famous honorees include Condoleezza Rice, Susan E. Rice, Henry G. Cisneros, Mark Hatfield, Madeline Albright, Donna E. Shalala, Brent Scowcroft, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
This isn't the first time that Wolf has been honored by the APSA, either.
In 1983, Wolf was selected as the winner for the E. E. Schattschneider Award.
Wolf received the honor for having the best dissertation in the field of American government.
In more recent accolades, Wolf was honored for his role in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am honored to receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Award,” said Gov. Wolf. “Though I am not a career politician, I have always felt a deep call to service, and it is a great honor to have that service recognized by such a distinguished organization. I am proud to serve my fellow Pennsylvanians as their governor.”