Blake Zante


Blake interned in Assemblyman Jim Patterson’s Sacramento office in the summer of 2016. In the summer of 2018, he interned in Congressman Devin Nunes’ office in Washington, D.C..

While at Fresno State, Blake served as Student Body President working closely with local, state, and federal representatives and advocating for a better educational experience for all. He graduated with honors from the Smittcamp Family Honors College. 

Following his D.C. internship, he joined the campaigns of Congressman Devin Nunes, Former Congressman David Valadao, and several local school board members. Blake now serves on the board of director for the Fresno State Alumni Association.

“My internships with the Maddy Institute were incredibly valuable. As somebody who is passionate about the well-being of Fresno and the Central Valley, I feel that the Maddy Institute definitely equips future leaders with the critical skills, connections, and experiences necessary to make a positive difference. The scholarships that the Maddy Institute provides make it possible to have a great experience in a legislative office. I am thankful for the lifelong connections I have made and the valuable skills I gained as an intern.”

Blake was selected as a Senate Fellow through the Capital Fellows program to serve in the Office of Senator Andreas Borgeas. A resident of Fresno, Senator Borgeas represents all or portions of the Central Valley, foothills, and the following counties: Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne.