Educator Jerell Blakeley will run for an large seat citywide in Trenton this year.
A former teacher, Blakeley is the current organizer for the Healthy Schools Now Coalition at the NJ Work Environment council, where he advocates for Healthy and Safe Schools facilities for New Jersey public school students and staff.
A former civics teacher at his high school alma mater Trenton Central High School, Blakeley is a former Eagleton fellow and 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow. He served as a former organizational development consultant with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and is a member of the Mercer County Board of Social Services.
“Trenton needs prepared and committed public servants to step up and serve all four wards of our historic city,” Blakeley told InsiderNJ. “I believe that my insight, experience, commitment and relationships can help make Trenton into the safe, prosperous and livable city that it must and can be for its citizens and the region.”
He has not endorsed a candidate for mayor at this time.