(March 24, 2014- Boston, MA): Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Lake was officially endorsed by Brockton City Councilor Jass Stewart this week. In his endorsement, Councilor Stewart cited Lake’s work to bring jobs to Massachusetts and his ability to develop relationships with city leaders.
“As President and CEO of Leading Cities, and on behalf of Governor Patrick’s administration, Mike has attracted jobs to Massachusetts,” Stewart said. “He’s served as our liaison to cities throughout the world and effectively brought businesses and investment to the Commonwealth.”
Stewart—a third term Brockton City Councilor—praised Lake’s understanding of Gateway cities and the obstacles they face. He also highlighted Lake’s understanding of Brockton’s municipal challenges as a gateway city.
“Mike understands Brockton and the challenges our gateway cities face,” Stewart said. “He will move our Commonwealth in a progressive direction that provides economic empowerment opportunities, safer streets and improved education standards to all our children. Mike understands that economic growth, safe living and vocational training programs will help workers meet the needs of their industries and improve productivity.”
“I am honored by Councilor Stewart’s support. He is a model of public service as seen through his three terms in office,” Lake said. “I want to connect cities like Brockton to development opportunities that often come in the form of international businesses looking to invest in the United States. I look forward to working with Councilor Stewart to do just that as well as creating more education opportunities for every citizen.”
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 was also endorsed by former Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and his wife Kitty.
More info on Lake and the campaign can be found at http://www.ElectMikeLake.com.