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Newark City Councilman Jeremy Blake is running for Mayor in the General Election on November 5th. Blake, a Democrat, has served the citizens of Newark for over two decades, most notably through City Council, the Newark Board of Education, the South Newark Civic Association, and the Ohio Senate.


Get to know Jeremy

My life experiences have prepared me to lead with integrity and respect. All of my adult life, I have placed the community first. Now I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve all Ohioans.


In the news


Mayor's race: Hall has financial edge; Blake says 'people share my vision'

Jeremy Blake, the Democratic candidate for mayor of Newark, said his campaign finance report shows he is connecting with voters, despite a fundraising disadvantage with his opponent, incumbent Republican Jeff Hall.

Newark mayoral candidates express different views on Earthworks, country club

The Newark mayoral candidates, incumbent Republican Jeff Hall and Democrat councilman Jeremy Blake, have somewhat different views on Ohio History Connection's attempted eminent domain takeover of Moundbuilders Country Club.

Blake: Is the answer to neighborhood safety more cops? Yes

Like many of you, I grew up in Newark, and in my teen years I worked closely with Sonny Villinger. Officer Villinger was assigned to my childhood neighborhood under the community-oriented style of policing that Mayor Frank Stare brought to Newark.


Blake: Workforce Housing Options to Revive Neighborhoods

Our city now has more than 50,000 souls within our boundaries. As our community grows, we are seeing the pressures that will shape Newark in the future.

Blake: Purposeful Action to a Better Quality of Life

Despite all the beautification that has taken place downtown, our city continues to struggle with poverty.

Blake: Compassionate Leadership is Needed, Now More Than Ever

Our Newark thrives on having a small-town feel while still being Ohio’s 16th largest city. Like the rest of you, I cherish the fact that we are a close-knit community and want to protect our unique, welcoming city.


Blake kicks off 'Our Newark' mayoral campaign

Mayoral candidate Jeremy Blake kicked off his campaign Thursday night telling supporters Newark needs transparent city government and a mayor who represents all the people and all the neighborhoods.