2000 Pennsylvania State Treasurer election

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Pennsylvania Treasurer election, 2000

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  No image.svg Catherine Baker Knoll headshot.jpg
Nominee Barbara Hafer Catherine Baker Knoll
Party Republican Democratic
Percentage 49.3 47.2

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County results

Treasurer before election

Barbara Hafer

Elected Treasurer

Barbara Hafer

Pennsylvania's State Treasurer election was held November 7, 2000.[1] Incumbent Republican Barbara Hafer won a narrow reelection. Her Democratic opponent was Catherine Baker Knoll, a former two-term treasurer. Hafer and Knoll, both of whom faced no primary opposition, ran a campaign marked by personal attacks. The two candidates had previously been involved in a very public feud because of events surrounding the 1996 election for this office; in that year, the term limited Knoll endorsed her daughter as successor. However, Hafer had questioned the residency status of Mina Knoll, an attack that the older Knoll believed was disingenuous and clouded her daughter's candidacy.

General election

Pennsylvania State Treasurer election, 2000[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Hafer 2,307,422 49.3
Democratic Catherine Baker Knoll 2,211,471 47.2
Green Barbara Knox 68,805 1.5
Constitution John McDermott 41,093 0.9
Libertarian John Famularo 30,867 0.7
Reform Joe Patterson 21,276 0.5


  1. ^ "2000 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania State Treasurer - 2000 General Election". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
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