Blake Huffman was born and raised in – and has always been committed to – Minnesota through his efforts as a business leader and his public service to the North Metro.
Blake Huffman has served as Ramsey County Commissioner since 2012 and is the youngest member to ever serve on the board. Prior to that role, he served as a Shoreview city councilman for 16 years.
While serving in his elected roles, Huffman worked at several local banks. He retired from his position as a Vice President at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage to focus full time on his community through public service and his nonprofit Journey Home Minnesota, which provides housing for survivors of domestic violence and veterans. Journey Home MN houses nearly 200 people in several dozen homes they own or manage. They will have homes across Minnesota by the end of 2017. He brings his real-world problem solving to his political career to find solutions that get things done.
Huffman currently serves on the board of directors for: Elim Pre-school, The Dwelling Place, and Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties.
Huffman recently received the Finance and Commerce Magazine, 2017 Progress Minnesota Award (for job creation) and the Northeast Youth & Family Service, 2017 Service to Youth Award.
Huffman is a graduate of Bethel University, where he met his wife Joy. Blake and Joy have 6 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 5 grandchildren. The Huffmans attend Eagle Brook Church.
Alex & Amber live in Andover with 3 year old Grace and new born twins, Blake & Eden. Alex is a US Army Sepcial Forces (Retired) and works at Edward Jones. Amber owns The Dance Complex in Maple Grove.
Noah & Stephanie live in Charlotte, NC with 3 year old Bekah and new born Sarah. Noah works at Wells Fargo.
Zachory lives in Shoreview and manages a local McDonalds.
Carl lives in West Des Moines and works at Wells Fargo.
Eli lives at home and works at GoodWill.
Will is a high school junior.