Mike Stack

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Mike Stack
Pennsylvania State Senate District 5
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 14
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLaSalle University, 1987
J.D.Villanova University School of Law, 1992
Military service
Service/branchPennsylvania National Guard
Date of birthJune 5, 1963
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionPartner, Stack & Stack Law Firm
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Mike Stack has been a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 2001. Stack was re-elected in 2008 and 2012 with his term expiring in 2016.

Before becoming a Senator, Stack worked 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 graduated from LaSalle University with his Bachelor's degree in 1987 and later graduated from Villanova Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1992. Stack is an practicing Attorney for the Stack and Stack Law Firm in addition to being a Senator.

Committee assignments


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
Local Government


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


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



See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Stack is considered a potential candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014, against Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.[1] He said he will make an announcement after Labor Day.[2]


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. [3][4]

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


On November 4, 2008, Stack was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 5.[5]

Stack raised $469,049 for this campaign.[6]

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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

His top contributors are listed below.[7]

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


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

His top contributors are listed below.[8]

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

District 5

Stack represents Pennsylvania Senate District 5. District 5 includes Philadelphia neighborhoods along the Delaware River in North Central and Northeast Philadelphia[9].


Mike is married to Tonya Stack and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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