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 in 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).