Endorsements

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We are proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders such as Governor Michael & Kitty Dukakis, Former Treasurer Bob Crane, State Senators, State Representatives and organizations across Massachusetts!

See the full list below!


FORMER GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, MICHAEL DUKAKIS

"Mike’s international experience is very very important here. This state’s economy increasingly is going to be international, in fact it is today. Trade with the rest of the world is very important. Trade creates jobs. So having somebody like Mike who is very comfortable out there in the world of international policy and trade policy and these kinds of things can be extremely important. At the same time, he’s had great experience working with our cities who by the way will also benefit enormously from these kinds of contacts. I rarely endorse candidates in primaries, he’s the guy who seems to me that first understands what cities need and second, understands the importance of national and international policy.

He brings to this office the kinds of experience that we need and the kind of commitment to our communities that is so important."

KITTY DUKAKIS, FORMER FIRST LADY OF MASSACHUSETTS

"It’s not always that we get people like Mike Lake, who are as grounded and sensitive and caring without any arrogance. And that's why I love this guy and all of us need to give him extra extra help to get him elected."

BOB CRANE, LONGEST SERVING MASSACHUSETTS STATE TREASURER

“I am proud of our endorsement of Mike Lake for Lt. Governor. In my decades of experience in public service, I have come across many public servants and politicians, and Mike stands out for his passion, commitment to community, energy and ideas. I am pleased to endorse him.”

EILEEN DUFF, GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL

"I support Mike Lake because he is a creative thinker with a proven, detailed vision that will advance the lives of citizens. Mike has the experience in both the private and public sector to implement his innovative economic programs and bring new streams of commerce and trade into our Commonwealth’s economy."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE KEN GORDON (D-Bedford)

"Mike Lake has impressed me from early on as the hardest working candidate in this race. He is committed to the issues that affect the residents of Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington. He is prepared to handle the challenges that will confront him with intelligence, tenacity, and a wonderful sense of value."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JERRY PARISELLA (D-Beverly)

"I am proud to endorse Mike Lake as the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. I’ve known Mike for years and we both agree that we must properly support our public schools and ensure Massachusetts remains number one in providing support to our veterans. With Mike as the next Lieutenant Governor, the people will have someone who understands their needs and concerns."

STATE SENATOR SONIA CHANG-DIAZ (D-Boston)

"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. 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."

STATE SENATOR LINDA DORCENA FORRY (D-Boston)

"I have known Mike for years and have witnessed his genuine capacity to bring people together, tackle difficult issues and work towards a common goal. Mike is a passionate advocate who will fight for quality education, sustainable jobs and opportunity for everyone."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE GLORIA FOX (D-Boston)

"I am thrilled to endorse Mike Lake for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. I’m supporting him for several reasons. He’s the only Boston-based candidate in the Lieutenant Governor’s race who has also traveled throughout Massachusetts. He understands the needs of Boston and cities across the Commonwealth. He also has a personal perspective that is critical to serving the people and coming up with creative, long-term solutions."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE RUSSELL HOLMES (D-Boston)

"Mike knows that strengthening and supporting startups and small businesses is vital to establishing a competitive and thriving economy for our Commonwealth. He has the experience and keen understanding of the job ecosystem to strengthen our economy and increase the value of our public education."

BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR TITO JACKSON

“I am excited and proud to lend my support to Mike Lake for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. We’ve known each other for years and there is no one who will fill the role of the Lt. Governorship with more energy and experience than Mike Lake. He believes in inclusion and will work hard for everyone in Massachusetts, not just the privileged few."

KATHERINE PATRICK, COMMUNITY LEADER

"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."

STATE SENATOR TOM KENNEDY (D-Brockton)

STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTINE CANAVAN (D-Brockton)

BROCKTON CITY COUNCILOR JASS STEWART

"As President and CEO of Leading Cities, and on behalf of Governor Patrick’s administration, Mike has attracted jobs to Massachusetts. He’s served as our liaison to cities throughout the world and effectively brought businesses and investment to the Commonwealth."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE FRANK I. SMIZIK (D-Brookline)

"Mike wants all children to have the opportunity for early education; he wants schools in all communities to have the necessary resources to give children the best possible education; and to help develop higher education to help students become prepared for the new growing economy. We need people who want to make government work for the people. I believe that Mike Lake is the right man for the job."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE CLEON TURNER (D-Dennis)

"I am endorsing Mike Lake as the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts because this is an office that should be occupied by someone who is smart, hardworking, creative and entrepreneurial. Mike brings all of these thing to the office and more. His experience in the Clinton White House and Leading Cities speaks to a person with experience and vision. I am proud to endorse him as the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOSH CUTLER (D-Duxbury)

"More so than any other constitutional office, the role of the Lt. Governor is dependent on the type of person who holds the position and what he or she makes of it. Mike brings exactly the kind of energy and passion for public service to make the most of this role and be a true partner for our next Governor."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE CAROLE FIOLA (D-Fall River)

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALAN SILVIA (D-Fall River)

STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS WALSH (D-Framingham)

"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. 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."

STATE SENATOR DAN WOLF (D-Harwich)

"Mike Lake will serve the Commonwealth with passion and rigor. I’m proud to endorse him as our next Lieutenant Governor because he has the vision to create jobs and promote the best in Massachusetts. Mike brings experience, enthusiasm and progressive values to lead the government from within."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE AARON VEGA (D-Holyoke)

"When Mike told me that he was running for Lt. Governor, I was thrilled. He and I have had many conversations on economic development, high tech and higher education that I know that cities, towns and, most important, the people of Massachusetts will have a Lieutenant Governor who cares about creating jobs and making higher education affordable."

HOLYOKE CITY COUNCILOR ANTHONY SOTO

"As a Latino City Councilor from Western Massachusetts, I know Mike Lake understands the needs of our community. Today, I am proud to endorse Mike Lake to be our next Lt. Governor because his experience and progressive values will best serve us."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARCOS DEVERS (D-Lawrence)

STATE REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BRODEUR (D-Melrose)

"Mike Lake understands that we are competing in a global economy. Mike will use his unique experience and skills to attract jobs and investment back to Massachusetts. He is a son of Melrose and we are proud to call him our own."

MELROSE MAYOR ROBERT J. DOLAN

"As an experienced mayor, I know first hand that cities and towns need a strong partner in the administration. Mike has the skills and leadership ability to be that partner."

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANTONIO CABRAL (D-New Bedford)

"I was particularly impressed by Governor Michael Dukakis’ endorsement, as this is only the second time Governor Dukakis has endorsed a candidate in a statewide primary election. This kind of early support says a lot about a candidate’s character and their potential to create positive change for our Commonwealth."

STATE SENATOR KATIE O'CONNOR-IVES (D-Newburyport)

"I’m endorsing Mike Lake for Lieutenant Governor because he’s committed to seeking out opportunities for job growth and economic development in our state and will work hard every day to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts as an accessible, energetic and innovative partner."

NEWBURYPORT MAYOR DONNA HOLADAY

"I am pleased to endorse Mike Lake as the next Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Mike Lake has been to Newburyport and cares a great deal not just about this community but for communities across the Commonwealth. He understands the role that Lt. Governor should have in serving cities and ensuring that the people have an advocate."

PEABODY MAYOR TED BETTENCOURT

"I enthusiastically endorse Mike Lake as the Lt. Governor for a simple reason: He will be an advocate for cities and towns across Massachusetts. That's exactly what Peabody and communities across the Commonwealth need: someone who will advocate for us at the highest levels of government."

PEABODY CITY COUNCILOR TOM GOULD

"I'm pleased to endorse Mike Lake as the next Lieutenant Governor. When I think about the executive-level experience that he brings to the job and his passion for public service, I know that Mike is peerless in this race."

PEABODY CITY COUNCILOR BARRY SINEWITZ

"I am proud to endorse Mike Lake as the next Lieutenant Governor because in him, the next Governor will have a true partner. Mike is highly experienced and well-versed in many issues, but he is specifically knowledgeable about economic development, healthcare and education. I am delighted to offer my support."

PEABODYCITY COUNCILOR TOM WALSH

"I am excited to endorse Mike Lake as the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He's smart, energetic and experienced. More than that, he's got the right experience to bring new life to the Lieutenant Governor's office. We need that in Massachusetts now more than ever."

REVERE CITY COUNCILOR STEVE MORABITO

"Through his work as President and CEO of Leading Cities Mike has proven his ability to attract businesses and create jobs. “As Lieutenant Governor, Mike will be able to expand on this experience to make the Massachusetts economy even stronger with a laser­like focus on helping the middle class."

STATE SENATOR MICHAEL RODRIGUES (D-Westport)

"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. 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."

WORCESTER CITY COUNCILOR SARAI RIVERA

”As a city Councilor of Worcester, I look for candidates who are going to serve the city that I love, and that is why I am endorsing Mike Lake for Lieutenant Governor. He frequents Worcester and has made it clear that this city will be a priority in his administration for job creation, education and housing. I am proud to support him.”

BAY STATE STONEWALL DEMOCRATS

"Stonewall Democrats is proud to endorse Mike Lake for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Mike has a history of being at the forefront of advancing the rights and dignity of the LGBT community and will continue to do so as Lieutenant Governor. We are pleased that he is running and delighted to endorse him."
- Bay State Stonewall Democrats Secretary Joe Kaplan

THE COALITION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

"Mike Lake is the right man to be the next Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and the Coalition for Social Justice is proud to endorse him. There is always more work to do to push Massachusetts forward, particularly in the realm of poverty and inequity, and these issues will have a powerful advocate in Mike Lake."
- Executive Director Deb Fastino

MASS-CARE

"Mass-Care is proud of our endorsement of Mike Lake for Lt. Governor. He is a diligent and passionate public servant who understands the value of Single Payer healthcare in Massachusetts. He’s advocated for it and has the progressive values to help lead the Commonwealth lead the nation again."
- Executive Director Ture Richard Turnbull

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW)

"There is no other candidate in the field who exemplifies equality and social progress more than Mike Lake. NOW is pleased to lend our support to Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor and we are confident that the people of Massachusetts will have an advocate in him."
- Donna Denoncourt and Nancy Rosenblum, Mass NOW PAC Co-Chairs

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (NAGE)

"NAGE is proud to endorse Mike Lake for Lt. Governor because he is a great friend to unions and labor. His candidacy demonstrates the power of grassroots organizing and inclusivity. He will be a Lt. Governor who cares and listens to the people."

WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO HAVE THE ENDORSEMENTS OF:

Boston News Group/Metro Buzz
The Somerville News Weekly
Worcester Magazine
★ Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee
★ Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee
★ Boston Ward 12 Democratic Committee

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