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Democratic Candidate For Mass. Lt. Gov. Mike Lake Visits Pittsfield

Jim Levulis

Mike Lake, one of three Democratic candidates running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was in Pittsfield Tuesday. The seat has been vacant since May 2013 when Democrat Tim Murray left to head the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Having served in the White House under President Bill Clinton, Lake is currently CEO of Leading Cities, a nonprofit involved in public policy analysis and economic development with communities in the U.S. and internationally. Lake came in second to Steve Kerrigan who received 37 percent of the delegates at the state Democratic Party convention last month.

“The people of Massachusetts are going to have an opportunity to choose,” Lake said. “Do they want the candidate who has dedicated his life to public service and helping other people, particularly those who are least fortunate, or do we want the insiders, the people who are politicians.”

Leland Cheung joins them on the Democratic primary ballot in September. The winner will face Republican Karyn Polito, United Independent Party candidate Angus Jenningsand independent Tracy Post in November's general election.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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