|33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania|
January 20, 2015 – January 15, 2019
|Preceded by||Jim Cawley|
|Succeeded by||John Fetterman|
|Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate|
from the 5th district
January 2, 2001 – January 20, 2015
|Preceded by||Frank Salvatore|
|Succeeded by||John Sabatina|
Michael Joseph Stack III
June 5, 1963
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Relatives||Michael J. Stack (grandfather)|
|Education||La Salle University (BA)|
Villanova University (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||2008–present|
Michael Joseph Stack III (born June 5, 1963) is an American politician and comedian who served as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was the Pennsylvania State Senator from the 5th district from 2001 to 2015.
Early life and education
In 2009, Stack was Democratic leader of Philadelphia's 58th ward.
Stack served in the Pennsylvania Senate from 2001 until 2015.
He was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election, running with Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. 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.
On May 15, 2018, Stack lost the state Democratic primary for lieutenant governor to Braddock Mayor John Fetterman, placing fourth overall. Stack is the only Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania to lose his renomination bid.
Stack ran briefly for a Philadelphia City Council at-large position, though withdrew in March 2019 after drawing a poor ballot position. His spokesman said Stack would continue to consider other opportunities for public service.
Following his withdrawal from the city council race, Stack moved to California, where he currently operates as a stand-up comedian under the name "Mikey Stack". Stack's routine involves self-deprecating jokes about his nickname "Mikey", as well as jokes around his mothers' cooking, Donald Trump and teenage suicide.
While serving as lieutenant governor, Stack had a high-profile falling out with governor Tom Wolf, owing in part to Stack's alleged mistreatment of staff and a difference in management styles with Wolf.
Stack's grandfather, the first Michael J. Stack, was a U.S congressman, from 1935 to 1939.
|Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District Election, 2000|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III||46,980||52.55|
|Republican||Frank Salvatore (Incumbent)||42,416||47.45|
|Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District Election, 2004|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III (inc.)||66,844||65.74|
|Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District Election, 2008|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III (inc.)||71,141||71.97|
|Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III (inc.)||65,587||71.65|
|Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Democratic primary election, 2014|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III||351,627||46.79|
|Democratic||Mark Smith, Jr.||109,519||14.57|
|Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Democratic primary election, 2018|
|Democratic||John Fetterman (nominee)||284,089||37.5|
|Democratic||Michael Stack, III (inc.)||125,687||16.6|
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- Committee of Seventy (2009-12-21). "2009 Citizen's Guide" (PDF). 2009 Citizen's Guide. The Committee of Seventy, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- Foster, Brittany (20 May 2014). "Lt. Gov.: Stack Wins Big". PoliticsPA. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Lavender, Paige (4 November 2014). "Pennsylvania Governor Election Results: Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Tom Corbett". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- "NBC News Projects: PA's Corbett Ousted by Democrat Tom Wolf". NBC News. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
- Almukhtar, Sarah (2018-05-15). "Pennsylvania Primary Election Results". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
- McGoldrick, Gillian. "John Fetterman takes historic win over incumbent lieutenant governor Mike Stack". themorningcall.com. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
- Cole, John (March 27, 2019). "Stack Ends Bid for Philly City Council". PoliticsPA. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
- Brennan, Chris (January 23, 2020). "The former lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania is now doing stand-up comedy in California as 'Mikey Stacks'". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
- Marin, Max (January 23, 2020). "Former PA Lt. Gov. Mike Stack hits Hollywood with new standup comedy act". Billy Penn. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
- "Your guide to who's running for Pa. lieutenant governor — and why you should care". The York Daily Record. 2018. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018.
- "Sy Snyder's Best Dressed Legislators". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-08-03.
- Stack for PA - official website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Michael J. 'Mike' Stack III (PA) profile
- Follow the Money - Mike Stack
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