Jake Stewart was born and raised in Blackville, New Brunswick.
Showing an appreciation for the political process at an early age, Jake 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, when he was sworn in as the first ever Blackville resident to represent Southwest Miramichi following the September 27, 2010, provincial election.
At the Legislative Assembly, he is a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Procedure. He has also been appointed by the Minister of Education to sit on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Positive Learning and Working Environment (Anti Bullying).
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, Jake 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, and Women`s Softball.
In Miramichi, Jake sits on the Miramichi Suicide Prevention Committee and is the founder of the Josie Foundation.
He and his wife Shannon are the busy parents of four children: River, Roman, Leia and Meadow.