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Mike Stack
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Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Incumbent
In office
January 20, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJim Cawley (R)
Compensation
Base salary$157,765
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Prior offices
Pennsylvania State Senate District 5
2001-2015
Education
Bachelor'sLaSalle University, 1987
J.D.Villanova University School of Law, 1992
Military service
Service/branchPennsylvania National Guard
Personal
Date of birthJune 5, 1963
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionPartner, Stack & Stack Law Firm
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Michael 'Mike' J. Stack III (b. June 5, 1963) is the 33rd and current Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Stack began his first term in office on January 20, 2015, succeeding Republican Jim Cawley, whom Stack unseated in the 2014 general election.[1][2][3]

Before assuming his position, Stack was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 5 from 2001 to 2015. He resigned after he was sworn in as Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor.[4]

Biography

Stack earned his bachelor's degree from LaSalle University in 1987 and his J.D. from Villanova Law school in 1992. His professional experience includes working in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Catastrophe Loss Fund as a Claims Representative from 1989 to 1992 before later being promoted to Executive Director that year. Stack is currently a practicing Attorney at the Stack and Stack Law Firm.[5]

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2015-present)

Stack is the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He was first elected on a ticket with Tom Wolf in 2014, and assumed office on January 20, 2015.

State Senate (2001-2015)

Stack was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 5 from 2001 to 2015. He resigned after he was sworn in as Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor.[4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stack served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking & Insurance, Minority Chair
Aging & Youth
Communications & Technology
Judiciary
Local Government
2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stack served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stack served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Stack ran for election to the office of Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor. Stack won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Stack originally considered running for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.[6][7]

Results

Primary election

Stack overcame four other candidates to win the primary on May 20, 2014.

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stack 46.8% 351,627
Mark Critz 15.9% 119,334
Mark Smith 14.6% 109,519
Brad Koplinski 11.9% 89,524
Brandon Neuman 10.8% 81,438
Total Votes 751,442
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.
General election
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Wolf/Mike Stack 54.9% 1,920,355
     Republican Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley Incumbent 45.1% 1,575,511
Total Votes 3,495,866
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.

2012

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Stack ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 5. Stack ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Michael Tomlinson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012. [8][9]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stack Incumbent 71.6% 65,587
     Republican Michael Tomlinson 28.4% 25,954
Total Votes 91,541

2008

See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stack was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 5.[10] Stack raised $469,049 for this campaign.[11]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png STACK, MIKE (D) 71,141
FARLEY, JOHN (R) 27,702

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mike Stack is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Mike Stack raised a total of $2,718,469 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 6, 2013.[12]

Mike Stack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Won $292,550
2010 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $607,211
2008 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Won $469,049
2006 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $205,707
2004 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Won $536,216
2002 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $232,830
2000 Pennsylvania State Senate, District 5 Won $374,906
Grand Total Raised $2,718,469

2012

Mike Stack won re-election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mike Stack raised a total of $292,550.
Pennsylvania State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Stack's campaign in 2012
Pennsylvania Association for Justice$22,000
Afscme Council 13$12,500
Katz, Arnold M$10,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association$10,000
Katz, Arnold M$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$292,550
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stack raised $623,211 during the 2010 election cycle. He was not up for re-election in 2010.

His top contributors are listed below.[13]

Donor Amount
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners $85,000
AFSCME Council 13 $31,000
Katz, Arnold M $25,000
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania $16,000
Painters & Allied Trades $15,000
Students First $15,000

2008

Stack raised $469,049 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[14]

Donor Amount
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners $37,000
Arnold Katz $25,000
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania $12,000
Pennsylvania Association for Justice $11,000
Ironworkers Local 401 $10,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $10,000
Pennsylvania Bankers Association $9,000
AFSCME Council 13 $8,500
Andrew Cosenza, Jr. $7,500
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 $7,000

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 2 to December 31. In 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 7 through November 12.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their support for legislation related to LGBT equality.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Pennsylvania General Assembly was in session from January 4 through November 30. In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly began its legislative session on January 3.

  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators were scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators were scored based on floor votes that highlighted environmental issues.

Personal

Stack is married to Tonya Stack and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[5]

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Contact information

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
200 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone:717-787-3300

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Preceded by
Jim Cawley (R)
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
2015–present
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