11. Michael A. Blake
Iowa Deputy Political Director, Obama for America presidential campaign
Michael A. Blake – Iowa Deputy Political Director, Obama for America presidential campaign. Before departing for Des Moines, Iowa, he was the Director of External Affairs for the Michigan House of Representatives following a successful tenure as a Community Organizer for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus.
Michael was heavily engaged in the Lansing community. Through his membership within the Kappa Delta Lambda alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he chaired the Inaugural Michigan Alpha Day at the Capitol and co-chaired the Centennial Founder’s Day weekend.
At Trinity A.M.E. church, he served on the Five-Star visionary planning team, was an Associate Steward and sang in the worship choir.
Michael is a native of New York City. He received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University and presently attends St. Paul A.M.E. church in Des Moines, IA.