Michael J. Stack III

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Mike Stack
File:Liet. Gov. Michael Stack.jpg
33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Governor Tom Wolf
Preceded by Jim Cawley
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 20, 2015
Preceded by Frank Salvatore
Succeeded by John Sabatina, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1963-06-05) June 5, 1963 (age 56)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Tonya Stack
Alma mater La Salle University
Villanova University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 2008–present
Unit Judge Advocate General's Corps[1]

Michael Joseph 'Mike' Stack III (born June 5, 1963) is an American politician who is the 33rd and current Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. A Democrat, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the 5th District from 2001 to 2015.

Political career

He was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election, running alongside Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf.[2] The Wolf/Stack ticket defeated the Republican Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley ticket in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Stack took the oath of office January 20, 2015.[3][4]

Stack is Ward Leader of the 58th Ward Democratic Executive Committee.[5]

Personal life

His grandfather, the first Michael J. Stack, was a United States Congressman from 1935 to 1939. In 2002, he was named to the PoliticsPA list of Best Dressed Legislators.[6]


  1. "Training Ground" (PDF). The Philadelphia Lawyer. Summer 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Foster, Brittany (20 May 2014). "Lt. Gov.: Stack Wins Big". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 21 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Lavender, Paige (4 November 2014). "Pennsylvania Governor Election Results: Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Tom Corbett". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "NBC News Projects: PA's Corbett Ousted by Democrat Tom Wolf". NBC News. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Committee of Seventy (2009-12-21). "2009 Citizen's Guide" (PDF). 2009 Citizen's Guide. The Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Retrieved 2009-12-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Sy Snyder's Best Dressed Legislators". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-08-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Scott Conklin
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Cawley
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania