(April 2, 2014- Boston, MA): Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Mike Lake was officially endorsed by State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz of the 2nd Suffolk District.
“I’m endorsing Mike Lake for Lieutenant Governor because of the immense talent and energy I know he will bring to the office, and because he has a specific and value-added vision for the job,” said Chang-Díaz in her endorsement. “Mike has thought about the role of Lt. Governor and he has a plan. He will bring value to our Commonwealth in two ways: by serving as the chief marketing officer for the state to the rest of the world, and by serving as the chief liaison to Massachusetts’ 351 cities and towns.”
Chang-Díaz cited Lake’s record of accomplishment in both these areas as President of Leading Cities—an international organization that focuses on exchanging solutions to municipal challenges and creating jobs through business development—and during his time at the United Way. She also praised Lake’s strong commitment to progressive values over the decade that she has known him. Chang-Díaz—the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate—first met Lake in 2003 and the two stood with fellow Massachusetts leaders in the 2004 fight for marriage equality.
“Mike’s got a vision for the office and the talent and experience to deliver it,” said Chang-Díaz. “I’m proud to endorse him.”
“As a resident of Boston I have been grateful for and admired Senator Chang-Díaz’ leadership and progressive causes,” said Lake. “As the recipient of her endorsement and her vote of confidence I am honored and look forward to working with her to provide economic empowerment and social justice to the people of Boston and across the 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.