(March 10, 2014- Boston, MA): State Representative Chris Walsh officially endorsed Mike Lake, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor. Walsh praised Lake's involvement in outreach to the international community on behalf of Massachusetts.
"Mike has proven his ability to work with city leaders around the world by serving as a liaison for Massachusetts to the international community and by his ability to forge meaningful partnerships," Walsh said. "Mike's ability to develop relationships between municipalities, their elected officials, universities and business leaders will make Massachusetts more competitive in the global arena, better prepare our young people for jobs in the 21st century and strengthen our economy."
Walsh—who represents the Sixth Middlesex District—expressed his admiration of Lake's dedication to bringing business and opportunities to Massachusetts.
"Mike's experience as the President and CEO of Leading Cities, a global organization creating opportunities for economic development through public and private sector collaboration, will be invaluable to our Commonwealth,” Walsh said. “The relationships he has built throughout the world will strengthen our next governor’s ability to create jobs in Massachusetts.”
"I'm honored to have Rep. Walsh’s support. He has strengthened our Commonwealth's economy both during his time in office and as a business owner," Lake said. "Both of these experiences shape his understanding of Massachusetts’ ability to encourage small business creation and the jobs that result. I look forward to working together to put our unemployed back to work and make Massachusetts more competitive in the global arena.”
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.