Boston – Citing his commitment to cities and towns, two Massachusetts mayors threw their support to Mike Lake, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, on Tuesday.
Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday noted Lake’s frequent visits to cities and towns across the Commonwealth throughout his campaign as indication of his leadership style as Lieutenant Governor.
"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,” she said. “He understands the role that Lt. Governor should have in serving cities and ensuring that the people have an advocate."
Mayor Ted Bettencourt of Peabody also endorsed Lake and hailed his experience as a community leader with experience at the highest levels of government.
"I enthusiastically endorse Mike Lake as the Lt. Governor for a simple reason: He will be an advocate for cities and towns across Massachusetts,” Bettencourt said. “That's exactly what Peabody and communities across the Commonwealth need: someone who will advocate for us at the highest levels of government."
Lake said he was honored to have their support.
“I have been fortunate to have the support of many wonderful people in this campaign, but endorsements from mayors are particularly meaningful,” Lake said. “I believe that the Lieutenant Governor should be someone that mayors and community leaders can immediately turn to with their challenges. Their support to my campaign signals their confidence.”
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 Dukakis.