Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-Bronx) at the “Growing Hope Live from the Bronx” (MSNBC)

Michael Blake’s Side Job” writes the Daily News’s Glenn Blain involves work advising an opposition party in the island of Bermuda. “Bermuda is more than just a vacation spot for Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake — it’s a source of income. Blake, who’s considered a rising star in Democratic Party circles, has a side job working as a ‘consultant’ for the One Bermuda Alliance, an opposition political party in the island territory, according to a financial disclosure statement made public Tuesday.

According to Blain, “One Bermuda Alliance paid Blake between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work dealing in ‘communications strategy,’ the lawmaker revealed in his annual financial disclosure statement. ‘It’s highly unusual, if not unprecedented,’ said Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group about a state lawmaker working for a foreign political organization. Horner said it was uncertain whether the arrangement posed any conflict of interests for Blake, adding that ‘Bermuda, as far as I know does not have an aggressive legislative agenda in New York.'”

Assemblyman Blake’s office did not respond to the Bronx Chronicle request for comment before this item was posted.

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