Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania’s 45th Governor, began a second term of office on January 16, 2007, following a landslide re-election victory. As Governor, Rendell served as chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state and oversaw a $27.5 billion budget.
Governor Rendell’s unprecedented strategic investments energized Pennsylvania’s economy, revitalized communities, improved education, protected the environment and expanded access to health care to all children and affordable prescription drugs for older adults.
Rendell served as the Chairman of the National Governor's Association from 2008-09, and in 2000, Governor Rendell served as General Chair of the Democratic National Committeeduring the Presidential election. From 1992 through 1999, Governor Rendell served as the 121st Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Before serving as Mayor of Philadelphia, Rendell was elected district attorney of the City for two terms from 1978 through 1985.