Tom Wolf becomes Pennsylvania’s new governor today. But even before that, a Philadelphian was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
Mike Stack’s mother, Felice, a retired Municipal Court judge, administered the oath of office to her son as the former state senator was sworn in as lieutenant governor.
After saying “I do,” Stack spoke about building consensus while in office.
“Cooperation is not just an option, it’s an obligation,” he said. “This path to progress begins with an understanding that passion and anger are not interchangeable.”
Stack says he’s open to dialogue with the Republicans who control the legislature.
“As we face the challenges of this broad and diverse commonwealth, our words should be measured by their weight not their heat. Bring your ideas, show your commitment, shoulder your responsibility, leave your baseball bat in the closet,” he said.
He ended by calling on people to embrace ideas and compromise when necessary.