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Jake Stewart
Jake Stewart
MLA, Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin

Jake Stewart was born and raised in Blackville, New Brunswick.

Showing an appreciation for the political process at an early age, Mr. Stewart served as Blackville School Student Council Vice President while a member of the 1996 graduating class.

He served on the Blackville Municipal Council from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Stewart was sworn in as the first ever Blackville resident to represent Southwest Miramichi following the September 27, 2010, provincial election. He was a member of the Standing Committees on Education, Private Bills, Procedure, Public Accounts, and Chaired the Standing Committee on Legislative Officers.

He had also been appointed by the Minister of Education to sit on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Positive Learning and Working Environment (anti-bullying).

Mr. Stewart was reelected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial election held September 22, 2014, to represent the riding of Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin. He is the opposition critic for Energy and Mines, and Aboriginal Affairs. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Policy.

As a singer, songwriter and musician, he has volunteered his talent to various benefits and fund raisers, including those for the local food bank, cancer research, and diabetes research. In 2011, he released his first studio album.

He graduated from St. Thomas University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts while earning a major in Sociology and minor in History. He has also studied Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Mr. Stewart is an avid fly-fisherman and experienced fishing guide in Miramichi. He has coached minor baseball, softball, soccer and hockey.

In Miramichi, he sits on the Miramichi Suicide Prevention Committee and is the founder of the Josie Foundation Inc.

He and his wife, Shannon, are the busy parents of four children: River, Roman, Leia, and Meadow Rose.
Last updated : 7/15/2015
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