Monday, March 3, 2014
Katherine Patrick, LGBT advocate and daughter of Gov. Deval Patrick, endorses Mike Lake for lieutenant governor

Katherine Patrick, an advocate for the LGBT community and the daughter of Gov. Deval Patrick, officially endorsed Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Mike Lake on Sunday.

Lake, the CEO of the Boston-based company Leading Cities, is running against four other Democrats: former USDA administrator James Arena DeRosa, Whatley town selectman Jonathan Edwards, Cambridge City Councilor Lelund Cheung, and Steve Kerrigan, the former staffer to both the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and former Attorney General Tom Reilly.

Former state rep. Karyn Polito, who is running with gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker as a ticket, is currently the only Republican in the race.

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Mike Lake. On Sunday, LGBT advocate and daughter of Gov. Deval Patrick endorsed Lake for lieutenant governor.

"Mike will continue to uphold Massachusetts' standards of equality and progressive social policy," Patrick said in a press release announcing the endorsement. "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 Gov. Patrick's reelection campaign, also praised Lake's work with her father. She stated that Lake's work "to promote Massachusetts to international businesses has already brought more economic opportunities to the Commonwealth."

The primary election for lieutenant governor will take place Sept. 16, and the general election is slated for Nov. 4, 2014.

Staff writer Robert Rizzuto contributed to this report.