(February 24, 2014- Boston, MA): Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Lake was officially endorsed by State Representative Russell Holmes of the Sixth Suffolk District this week. Holmes emphasized his shared commitment to strengthening business communities and improving public education for children as a means of creating economic empowerment.
“Mike knows that strengthening and supporting startups and small businesses is vital to establishing a competitive and thriving economy for our Commonwealth,” said Holmes. “He has the experience and keen understanding of the job ecosystem to strengthen our economy and increase the value of our public education.”
Representative Holmes--whose district includes portions of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain—said he commends Lake’s plans for providing world-class educational opportunities for all Massachusetts’ children.
“Mike understands that education is the foundation for a strong economy,” said Holmes. “He is dedicated to providing all children with opportunities and resources needed to graduate from high-quality public schools equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce.”
"I am proud to have the endorsement of Representative Holmes, a champion of community building," Lake said. "I look forward to working with him to develop the education system our children deserve, to strengthen the economy and create jobs that bring hope and opportunity to our communities."
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.