(Boston, MA- July 13, 2013) Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Lake finalized preparations for the 2013 State Democratic Convention held in Lowell this weekend, after just four months of organizing and campaigning. Lake, who recently announced an impressive 19 volunteer senate district coordinators with more to be named after the convention, is excited to meet with the Democratic delegates and supporters.

“I am humbled by this incredible commitment of so many community leaders across the Commonwealth. Our campaign is committed to a powerful grassroots strategy that has proven to be the key to electoral success in Massachusetts,” said Lake.

Lake, the Executive Director of the World Class Cities Partnership at Northeastern University, has been a candidate for Lt. Governor since March 2013. His campaign has been building a roster of early supporters in advance of the Convention. Lake previously ran for State Auditor in 2010 and served as Special Assistant for White House Operations in the Clinton Administration.

Lake’s vision involves working to realize what he calls the Massachusetts Promise, “a promise of opportunity that comes with High-Quality Education, Job Creation, and Strong Communities.” Lake’s Massachusetts Promise recognizes the hardships many families face. At the age of 5, Lake’s father died suddenly and his mother was left to raise him and his sister alone. Because of the investment our government made in Lake through public education and the struggles and sacrifices his parents endured, Lake was the first in his family to go to college. Lake aims to make the Massachusetts Promise a reality by improving public education and creating jobs that pay a livable wage. Additionally, Lake recognizes the importance of Massachusetts’s communities, and will work to give an active voice to Massachusetts’s cities and towns.

Lake heads to the convention following the announcements of nineteen volunteer senate district coordinators: Ernani DeAraujo of East Boston (1st Suffolk & Middlesex); Norma Shulman of Framingham (2nd Middlesex & Norfolk); Geoffrey Feldman of Lowell (1st Middlesex); Bob Dubois of Blackstone (Worcester & Norfolk); Anthony Guardia of Wakefield (5th Middlesex); Kate Crowther of Northampton (Hampshire, Franklin & Worcester); Marcy Ytkin and Neil Ytkin of Fall River (1st Bristol and Plymouth); Matt Murray of Jamaica Plain (2nd Suffolk); Bob Wallhagen of Carlisle (3rd Middlesex); Denise Schultz of Franklin (Norfolk Bristol and Middlesex); Rosina-Maria Lucibello of Arlington (4th Middlesex); John Riordan of Sudbury (Middlesex and Worcester); Margaret Rolph of Walpole (Bristol and Norfolk); Jeremy Comeau of Canton (Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth); Ed McManus of Harwich (Cape and Islands); City Councilor Steven Martins of New Bedford (2nd Bristol and Plymouth); David Eppley of Salem (2nd Essex); and Amy Rist of Easthampton (2nd Hampden and Hampshire). Paul Yorkis of Medway is serving as the campaign’s volunteer Governor’s Councillor District Coordinator for the 2nd Councillor District.

More info about Lake can be found at www.ElectMikeLake.com