Senator Stack was elected to his fourth term in the state Senate in November 2012. His district includes Northeast Philadelphia, Port Richmond, Bridesburg and Kensington. He has been a relentless advocate for senior citizens, education, health care and jobs.
Senator Stack serves as a Captain in the Armed Forces in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He graduated from the Officers Basic Course competing with soldiers twenty years his junior.
He serves as the Democratic Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee and is a member of the Aging
and Youth, Communications and Technology, Judiciary, Local Government, and Policy committees.
A leading advocate for seniors, education and health care, he has also been a strong voice for economic sanctions against Iran and Sudan.
He earned his law degree from Villanova University Law School in 1992. He is a graduate of LaSalle College High School and of LaSalle University.
During the Administration of Gov. Robert P. Casey, Senator Stack was Executive Deputy Director of the Pennsylvania Medical Professional Liability Catastrophic Loss Fund.
Senator Stack comes from a family committed to public service. His grandfather, an immigrant, became a U.S. Congressman and co-sponsored the first minimum wage and Social Security bills.
Senator Stack is a member of the Philadelphia Board of City Trusts, co-chair of the Philadelphia Veterans’ Court Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of The University of Pennsylvania Leadership Academy of the Fels Institute of Government. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Temple University. He is also a member of the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, Brian Boru Division 6 Chapter of
the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Saint Katharine Drexel Knights of Columbus, and Shaare Shamayim Men’s Club.
Senator Stack is a member of the Somerton Civic Association and Friends of Pennypack Park. He serves on the Executive Board of the Brehon Law Society. He is admitted to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
Senator Stack is married to the former Tonya Whitmore.
Updated January 2013