Meet Jake

Jake Stewart has dedicated his life to public service. Born and raised in Blackville, New Brunswick, Jake spent much of his summers fishing along the main Southwest Miramichi River and the Bartholomew River.

Jake started his public service journey as a Village of Blackville municipal councillor.  Following that, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 2010. He has won re-election 4 times since then and represents the electoral district of Southwest Miramichi Bay du Vin. Jake is the first ever Blackville resident to represent the region and has held various roles in the provincial government, including the first ever dedicated Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Jake has volunteered his musical talents to various causes, including the local food bank, cancer and diabetes research. In 2011, he released his first studio album. He is an avid fly-fisherman and experienced fishing guide. He has coached minor baseball, softball, soccer and hockey. Jake is the founder of the Josie Foundation Inc, a non-profit organization that supports people facing economic hardships due to chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

Jake graduated from St. Thomas University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts. He has also studied Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Jake and his wife Shannon live in Blackville and are the busy parents of four children.

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