(March 3, 2014- Boston, MA): Mike Lake, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, was officially endorsed by Katherine Patrick, LGBT advocate and daughter of Governor Deval Patrick. She praised his dedication to progressive social politics.
“Mike will continue to uphold Massachusetts’ standards of equality and progressive social policy,” Patrick said. “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 Governor Patrick’s reelection campaign, commends Lake’s work with the current administration.
“His work on behalf of my father, Deval Patrick, to promote Massachusetts to international businesses has already brought more economic opportunities to the Commonwealth,” Patrick said. “However, Mike knows that to fully empower our citizens, we must raise our minimum wage and he is dedicated to ensuring Massachusetts is a leader on this issue as well.”
“As a proud ally, I am honored to have the support of Katherine Patrick who is such a strong advocate for the LGBT community,” Mike said. “Katherine’s devotion to our Commonwealth, as demonstrated through her advocacy and work for the Justice Resource Institute, is invaluable.”
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.