The Judy's' met in 2008 during Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Both were volunteers in Erie where they were born and raised, and formed a close bond during the campaign. They have been volunteering on political campaigns together ever since.
Judy Jobes worked for the phone company for 31 years before retiring and Judy Sicari worked at a group home for the mentally handicapped -- both have a long history of working with political campaigns.
Jobes first campaigned for John F. Kennedy, where she volunteered while in Jr. High School. Sicari began in 1992 with the Clinton/Gore campaign.
I had no idea what to expect when I was told I’d won the barbecue contest and would attending Tom and Frances Wolf’s annual backyard barbecue -- but I knew that it would be something memorable.
The first thing I noticed was that it was a small, intimate gathering of what turned out to be some really amazing people. Family and friends of Tom, neighbors, and of course other contest winners. I had the opportunity to speak with Tom at length about the November election and how important it will be for the commonwealth.