Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Lake Picks Up 2 Endorsements

Boston – The campaign of Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor for Massachusetts, received two more endorsement Monday from State Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) and Holyoke City Councilor Anthony Soto.

Citing his passion for public service, economic development and social justice, Vega said Mike Lake has the experience needed to serve the people effectively.

“When Mike told me that he was running for Lt. Governor, I was thrilled. He and I have had many conversations on economic development, high tech and higher education that I know that cities, towns and, most important, the people of Massachusetts will have a Lieutenant Governor who cares about creating jobs and making higher education affordable.”

Lake said he was honored to have Vega’s support.

“I couldn’t be more honored to have the support of State Rep. Aaron Vega. He has his eyes and ears on the ground and understands so well the needs of Western Massachusetts. He and I also see eye-to-eye on so many issues, particularly on a vision for Massachusetts as a place where everyone can make it.”

Lake on Monday was also endorsed by Anthony Soto for his progressive record and inclusive approach to diversity.

“As a Latino City Councilor from Western Massachusetts, I know Mike Lake understands the needs of our community. Today, I am proud to endorse Mike Lake to be our next Lt. Governor because his experience and progressive values will best serve us.”

Lake called Soto a true public servant and said that he was pleased to have his support.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of Anthony Soto. From Day 1 of this campaign, I have made this effort about everyone in Massachusetts. Anthony’s endorsement speaks to my desire to create a Massachusetts that serves everyone.”

A former appointee in the Clinton administrator, Lake launched his campaign for Lieutenant Governor in March 2013. The CEO of Leading Cities, a nonprofit devoted to strengthening economic ties between Boston and other cities, Lake has amassed support from activists, business leaders, labor unions, social justice organizations and major government leaders, including former Gov. Michael Dukakis.