Support the news
Massachusetts doesn't have a lieutenant governor at the moment, but four Democrats who would like to fill that office in the future have delivered pitches to delegates at the state party convention in Worcester.
The candidates are former Department of Agriculture administrator James Arena-DeRosa, Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, Leading Cities president Michael Lake and Stephen Kerrigan, a former aide to the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. They will need to earn at least 15 percent of the delegates at Saturday's convention to advance to the September primary.
Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run separately in the party primary, but as a team in the general election.
The office has been vacant since former Democratic Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray stepped down last year to head the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.