Born in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., September 13, 1953. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 35th District; elected 1980, 1984; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1987-1995 alongside Governor Robert P. Casey; Served as state's acting governor from June 14, 1993 to December 13, 1993, during Casey's lengthy medical absence; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1996. Ran for governor in 1994 losing the Congress Tom Ridge. In 2000, Singel joined the Philadelphia-based law firm Duane Morris as lobbyist and director of its Johnstown, Pennsylvania, branch office. Singel started his own firm, The Winter Group, in 2005 and continues to practice government affairs in Harrisburg.