John Blake (Pennsylvania politician)

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John Blake
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 22nd district
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Bob Mellow
Personal details
Born (1960-08-01) August 1, 1960 (age 58)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Residence Archbald, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Villanova University
University of Scranton
Harvard University[1]
Profession Legislator

John Blake is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 22nd District since 2011.[2]

Blake received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University while playing on the school's football team. He then earned a master's in social work from Marywood College and a master's in business administration from the University of Scranton. Blake then took a job as director of the Lackawanna County Redevelopment Authority, ushering in a long career in housing policy. Prior to entering electoral politics, he also held a two-year fellowship position under the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, a job as vice president for community development with PNC Bank, and an appointment as the Ed Rendell administration's director of policy for Northeastern Pennsylvania.[1]

He also completed Executive Education in Public Management at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About Me". Pennsylvania Senate Democrats. Office of State Senator John Blake. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Swift, Robert (2011-01-05). "New era for NEPA's Harrisburg delegation". Citizens Voice. Retrieved 2011-01-15.

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