Jeremy Blake is not one to shy away from the idea of change. In fact, he wants to spur some major Ohio change of his own right smack in the center of the state. 

Openly gay Newark City Council member Jeremy Blake is filing paperwork today to run for mayor of his hometown. 
Blake, who is in the middle of his second council term in the Licking County City of 49,000, vowed in a campaign announcement posted on YouTube that he would be “the people’s mayor.”