(WPHL) – Former Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack is joining the race for Philadelphia mayor.

According to Philadelphia Democratic Party head Bob Brady, Mike Stack came before the committee and announced his intentions to run for Philadelphia Mayor.

Stack served as Pennsylvania’s 33rd Lieutenant Governor during Governor Tom Wolf’s first term in office from 2015-2019. Stack unsuccessfully ran for re-election in 2018 to John Fetterman.

As a member of the Democratic Party, Stack also served on the Pennsylvania State Senate from 2001 to 2005.

No public announcement has been made by Stack, but according to the Philadelphia Democratic Party he is the ninth candidate to join the race.

The current candidates are:

  • Warren Bloom Sr., Pastor
  • Amen Brown, PA State Representative for the 10th District
  • Jeff Brown, Businessman
  • James DeLeon, Philadelphia Municipal judge from 1964-2021
  • Allan Domb, At-large Philadelphia City Councilmember
  • Derek S. Green, At-large Philadelphia City Councilmember
  • Helen Gym, At-large Philadelphia City Councilmember
  • Maria Quiñones- Sánchez, Philadelphia City Councilmember for the 7th district
  • Cherelle Parker, Philadelphia City Councilmember for the 9th district
  • Rebecca Rhynhart, Philadelphia city controller

Current democratic Mayor Kenney is already in his second term and is ineligible to seek reelection for a 3rd term.

The 2023 Philadelphia mayoral election primaries will be held on May 16, 2023, and the general election will be held on November 7, 2023.