“Assembly Member Blake has been an effective advocate for social and economic justice in New York State. From leading the charge on Raise the Age to passing legislation to aid Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), Michael has been a fighter that marginalized communities can count on to address the systemic inequalities that have plagued the South Bronx for decades. He has always been there for the people of my area, from providing turkeys to the residents of Castle Hill Houses at Thanksgiving to providing weeks worth of meals to food insecure residents of Glebe Senior NYCHA development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael has been a true partner and has the shown proven leadership required to serve the people of New York’s 15th Congressional District, especially the families of the 87th Assembly District, in Washington, D.C.”

— Justin Westbrook-Lowery