(February 19, 2014- Boston, MA): Mike Lake, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, was officially endorsed by Governor’s Council member Eileen Duff. Duff, the fourth elected official to endorse Lake in 2014, outlined the reasons why she believes Mike is the best candidate for Lieutenant Governor saying he has the experience, work ethic, and perseverance necessary for the position.
“I support Mike Lake because he is a creative thinker with a proven, detailed vision that will advance the lives of citizens,” said Duff, who attended Lake’s official campaign kickoff event last December when Governor and Kitty Dukakis announced their support for Lake. “Mike has the experience in both the private and public sector to implement his innovative economic programs and bring new streams of commerce and trade into our Commonwealth’s economy.”
Duff—Massachusetts’ highest ranking LGBT official and host committee member of Lake’s March 6 fundraising event at Club Café—praised Lake’s enthusiastic commitment to civil rights and his constant support of the LGBT community both before and after the recognition of marriage equality as exemplified by his presence at the State House during the 2004 vote.
“Mike is an honest and genuine individual whose passion about making a difference is inspiring,” said Duff. “He is compassionate and eager to listen to and learn from the individual stories of every person he meets.”
"As a long time ally for LGBT rights, I'm particularly proud to have the support of Eileen Duff, our highest ranking elected LGBT official," Lake said. "Eileen has demonstrated her commitment to justice and equality during her tenure on the Governor's council and I look forward to serving with her to uphold the integrity of our justice system."
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 ElectMikeLake.com.