Fast Facts About Mike Lake

“I believe in the fundamentals of the Massachusetts Promise and this is why I am running for public office. This is the promise of economic and social justice that comes with high-quality education, job creation, and strong communities. I will work to make the Massachusetts Promise a reality by improving public education, working to create jobs that pay a livable wage and fighting to make our communities safer.” – Mike Lake


Personal. Born in Melrose, MA. Mike’s father owned his own Air conditioning business, he died at the age of 36 when Mike was 5 and his sister was 3. Raised by a single mother

Education. First in his family to attend college. He graduated from Northeastern in 2002, completing 5 majors.

Community Involvement. Mike is on several boards, including:

  • Accion USA
  • Neighborhood of Affordable Housing
  • Fenway Community Health Center
  • Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Center
  • Future Boston Alliance
  • Space with a Soul


  • Presently serves as the President and CEO of Leading Cities
  • Former Director of Development for United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • Former Special Assistant for White House Operations in the Clinton Administration
  • Former Policy Research Assistant for the former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton
  • Former Associate Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Lt. Governor Race

  • Announced candidacy in March 2013.
  • Growing team working on his campaign. As of 2013 State Convention more than half of
    Massachusetts already organized by volunteer coordinators.

The Massachusetts Promise is about economic and social justice through:

  • High Quality Education.
  • Jobs that Pay a Livable Wage. By highlighting our economic strengths and what our Commonwealth has to offer businesses around the world, Mike Lake will work with the Governor to grow local businesses and bring jobs to Massachusetts.
  • Safe Communities. Mike is deeply committed to supporting and strengthening our local communities and making them safe for our families by working tirelessly to give a prominent and active voice to the concerns of cities and towns.