Veteran Police Detective Patrick F. Stack has announced his candidacy for Town of Porter justice.
Stack, who resides on River Road in Youngstown with his wife and two children, is a long time detective with the Niagara Falls Police Department. A former member of the Niagara County Drug Task Force, he has been assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit and Narcotics Intelligence Division. Currently a member of the Criminal Investigation Division, Stack leads the Burglary Task Force and has been involved in several successful high profile joint investigations with the FBI, DEA, New York State Police and Organized Crime Task Force. Early in his career, Stack worked as a traffic division accident investigator. He is a member of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy instructors staff and has received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career.
A 1986 graduate of Niagara University, he is the son of local attorney Bernard Stack. Pat's wife, Cathi, is a prominent area health professional and their son, Josh, owns "The Boat Works," a Youngstown area marine repair business. Their daughter, Samantha, is employed locally as a hair stylist.
Stack is running for the seat expected to be vacated later this year by Justice Walter Holmes.
He recognized the work of Holmes and Justice David Truesdale, saying, "Both judges are true servants of justice, honorable, fair, and firm, with compassion for those who deserve it. I will strive to measure up to the ideals they have set forth."
Stack added that his experience dealing with victims and handling offenders over the years has given him a unique perspective and will assist in his assessment of each case.
Stack plans to enter the Sept. 13 primary on all available lines.