According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh political activist Aryanna Berringer has been talking with party leaders and operatives about a mounting a bid against Stack in the primary.
“As a Democrat, it’s upsetting to see someone like Mr. Stack and his family act that way. … It’s not who I am and not how I’m raising my kids to behave. It’s time to have someone step up,” Berringer told the paper.
Berringer is an Army veteran, and currently a information technology project manager for Giant Eagle. She ran for Congress in 2012 against Congressman Joe Pitts.
Stack has come under fire recently after it was revealed Governor Tom Wolf ordered an investigation into Stack and his wife’s treatment of state workers at the Lt. Governor’s mansion and their State Police detail. In an awkward press conference, Stack apologized for his and his wife’s behavior, but did not say what that behavior was.
After the investigation, Stack’s expenses while in office have also come under scrutiny, including his spending $4,210.69 on hotels in Philadelphia while he owned a home in the city.