Michael Blake is a lifelong New Yorker with a lifelong passion for public service. He was born at North Central Bronx Hospital, attended P.S 79, and is an active pastor and mentor at churches, schools, and nonprofits throughout The Bronx. Now he is running for the 79th Assembly District because he believes the time for change is now in The Bronx.
Like his fellow residents of The Bronx, Michael knows firsthand the hardships of living in one of the most impoverished areas of the United States. He persevered and went on to serve his country as a key aide to President Obama and as the White House Director of Outreach to Minority Businesses, African Americans, and State and County Elected Officials.
Michael is proud to be applying that experience to The Bronx. He believes in building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty and providing financial literacy empowerment for youth and financial capability for all communities.
He is passionate about political and economic empowerment for communities of color and always holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.