Boston – The National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) endorsed Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor for Massachusetts on Thursday.
In a prepared statement, NAGE cited Lake’s longtime support of unions and labor as factors distinguishing his candidacy.
“NAGE is proud to endorse Mike Lake for Lt. Governor because he is a great friend to unions and labor,” NAGE said in a statement. “His candidacy demonstrates the power of grassroots organizing and inclusivity. He will be a Lt. Governor who cares and listens to the people.”
Lake said he was proud to have the support of NAGE and reiterated his belief that the Lt. Governor must support government employees.
“Government workers are the ones who keep government working for the people,” Lake said. “I am pleased to have their support and will continue to support unions and working families.”
Established in Dedham in 1961, the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) is an organization of public and private workers employed at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels. Members include police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, health care workers, nurses, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.
A former Clinton appointee, Lake launched his campaign for Lieutenant Governor in March 2013. He is the President and CEO of Leading Cities and has amassed support from activists, business leaders, labor unions and government leaders, including former Governor Michael S. Dukakis.