State Senator Michael Rodrigues Endorses Democratic Candidate Mike Lake for Lt. Governor

(March 19, 2014 - Boston, MA): Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Lake was officially endorsed by State Senator Michael Rodrigues of the First Bristol and Plymouth District. Rodrigues emphasized Lake’s work to bring Portuguese ambassadors to the South Coast business community.

“Together [Mike and I] worked to bring more than twenty-five Portuguese business leaders looking to invest in America to the south coast, successfully encouraging economic growth,” Rodrigues said. “This is exactly what we need our elected officials to do in order to encourage economic empowerment for each citizen and Mike already has that practical experience.”

Rodrigues—who represents the cities and towns of Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rochester,
Somerset, Swansea, and Westport—praised Lake’s work as the President and CEO of Leading Cities.

“Opportunities for business expansion are vital for the continued strengthening of our community,”
Rodrigues said. “Bringing Mike’s leadership and experience as the President and CEO of Leading
Cities—an organization focused on creating local connections to cities across the globe—to the
Lieutenant Governor’s office will create jobs throughout the Commonwealth.”

“I’m honored to have Senator Rodrigues’ support,” Lake said. “We share a dedication to supporting the business community in Massachusetts. In the past we’ve worked together to bring international business opportunities to the south shore and I look forward to working with him to continue these efforts for the entire Commonwealth.”

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.


Read the Text of State Senator Rodrigues' Letter Endorsing
Mike Lake for Lt. Governor