Tom Wolf
Tom Wolf

HARRISBURG - The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says it has fired the worker responsible for copying passages of his 46-page policy paper from reports written by Johnson Controls Inc. employees on energy efficiency.

The York native issued a statement Thursday saying the campaign regrets the mistake.

"I have directed the staff to make sure nothing like this ever happens again and have asked for a new process to be put in place to ensure it does not," he said in the statement.

Wolf's response came shortly after the passages were first flagged by the campaign of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, one of Wolf's three competitors for the Democratic Party's nomination to run for governor.

Wolf has been leading the race in polls.

A Wolf campaign spokesman says it's reviewing whether any other passages were copied, and he noted that the policy paper credited more than 20 references.

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls makes automotive and building systems and is a state contractor.