Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Katherine Patrick endorses Lake for lieutenant governor

Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, has been endorsed by Katherine Patrick, LGBT advocate and daughter of Gov. Deval Patrick.

She praised his dedication to progressive social politics.

Mike will continue to uphold Massachusetts’ standards of equality and progressive social policy,” Patrick said. “When the LGBT community was in need, Mike was at the State House standing with us to fight for our rights and his strong support makes him a valued ally.”

Patrick, who worked as the director of community relations for Patrick’s re-election campaign, commends Lake’s work with the current administration.

“His work on behalf of my father, Deval Patrick, to promote Massachusetts to international businesses has already brought more economic opportunities to the Commonwealth,” Patrick said. “However, Mike knows that to fully empower our citizens, we must raise our minimum wage and he is dedicated to ensuring Massachusetts is a leader on this issue as well.”

“As a proud ally, I am honored to have the support of Katherine Patrick, who is such a strong advocate for the LGBT community,” Lake said. “Katherine’s devotion to our Commonwealth, as demonstrated through her advocacy and work for the Justice Resource Institute, is invaluable.”

Lake was appointed by President Clinton as special assistant for White House Operations and is the president and CEO of Leading Cities, an international organization that focuses on exchanging solutions to municipal challenges and creating jobs through business development.

Lake has also been endorsed by former Gov. and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and his wife Kitty.