Member Biography

Michael J. Stack III

Sessions Office Position District Party
2001       5 Democrat
2002       5 Democrat
2003       5 Democrat
2004       5 Democrat
2005       5 Democrat
2006       5 Democrat
2007       5 Democrat
2008       5 Democrat
2009       5 Democrat
2010       5 Democrat
2011       5 Democrat
2012       5 Democrat
2013       5 Democrat
2014       5 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


06/05/1963 -

Michael Joseph Stack III (D5) Philadelphia (part) County 2000-2015

Early Life

Michael Joseph Stack III, born June 5, 1963, Washington, D.C., La Salle College High School; La Salle University, 1987; Villanova University School of Law, 1992; JAG School at the University of Virginia and entered United States Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps; captain: Pennsylvania Army National Guard, married Tonya.

Early Career:

Former executive deputy director: Pennsylvania Catastrophic Loss Fund; member: Philadelphia Board of City Trusts, Pennsylvania/Maryland Bar Associations , Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, Officer Daniel Boyle Division 88 of Ancient Order of Hibernians, Saint Katharine Drexel K of C, Shaare Shamayim Men’s Club, Somerton Civic Assn., Friends of Pennypack Park; fellow: Pennsylvania  Leadership Academy at the Fells Institute of Government; co-chair:  Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission; board of trustees: Temple University

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Philadelphia, 2000-2015, elected four consecutive terms, resigned January 20, 2015, Lieutenant Governor, minority chair: Banking & Insurance Committee.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, November 4, 2014; defeated 2018; only Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania to lose his renomination bid.

After Legislative Career:

Moved, California, stand-up comedian under the name "Mikey Stack". Routine involves self-deprecating jokes about his nickname "Mikey", his mother's cooking and Donald Trump.

Stack's grandfather, the first Michael J. Stack, United States Congressman, 1935-1939.


Phillips, S. (Ed.). (2013). The Pennsylvania manual, 121. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-22.