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Walt's Story

Representative Blackman served in the United States Army for nearly 22 years as a Front Line Tank Commander, and Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Senior Program Manager Specialist. He earned a Bronze Star for combat action in Iraq, and a Meritorious Service Medal. He served 7 tours of duty in some of the most dangerous battlefields on Earth, including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, where he fought in the Second Battle of Fallujah; the bloodiest battle in the Iraq War.  

Upon completion of active duty, Walt moved to Snowflake, Arizona with his wife and children. The desire to serve his country continued, and with the support of his family, ran for the State Legislature. Walt received the most votes and won in a contested Primary Election in 2018, and on to win the General Election. Victory was repeated in 2020.

As a Freshman Legislator, Walt has been one of the most effective legislators at the Arizona Capitol.
His focus is on issues important to Arizonans, not partisan politics, and he has become a rising star in Arizona.

Walt has proven his commitment to finding solutions for the complex issues Arizona is faced with today. His proven capability of confronting issues head on, with a fearless approach attributes to his success as an Arizona Legislator. Walt's commitment to Arizonans comes from his love for our Country. He will always fight for what is right for all Arizonans.




Legislative District 6 (LD6) covers a large portion of Northern Arizona. LD6 stretches from the Roosevelt Lake up to the White Mountains; from Payson to Flagstaff, and into the beautiful red rocks of Sedona; clear up to Tusayan and the base of the Grand Canyon. District 6 encompasses a large and incredible portion of Arizona.  


LD6 covers portions of four counties: Coconino, Gila, Navajo,and Yavapai. The population in LD6 is over 218,000 people and home to one of the premier universities in Arizona; Northern Arizona University. 


Legislative District 6 is filled with an abundance of natural resources and opportunity. Endless possibilities are available throughout the district. Bringing more jobs to our communities is important.



Wrote 87 Pieces of Legislation 


Junior Reserve Officer Training; CTE signed into law

PT; distribution; community college districts.

Child Care Assistance Monies; Allocation

Appropriation; K-12 Rollover

Emergency Voting Centers; Limitation

Highway Safety Fee; Reduction

Victim's Rights (NOW: civil action; assault; limitation; applicability)

Municipal Tax; Exemption; Food

CTEDs; Letter Grades; Exclusion

Holocaust Education; Support; Schools

Vehicle License Tax; Alternative Fuel Classification; Repeal


Monday - Friday 11:00 - 18:30

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Sunday 12:30 - 16:30 


Junior Reserve Officer Training; CTE Signed Into Law

Highway Safety Fee; Reduction

Public Retirement Systems

Victims' Rights 

(NOW: Civil Action; Assault; Limitation; Applicability)

CTEDs; Letter Grades; Exclusion
(NOW: CTEDs; Service Agreements; Letter Grades)


K-12 $11.8 Billion Dollar Budget 

$164.7 Million 5% Increase For Teachers

$3 Million New Funding For NAU T-Gen

$1 Million National Guard Tuition reimbursement 

$114 Million School Facilities Board 

$6 Million Towards NAU 

$14.2 Towards Rural Community College

$800k Towards the Jake Flake Police and Fire Academy in Snowflake

K9 Police Working Dog Bill


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  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 

  • Arizona Fire Fighters Association

  • Arizona FOP Phoenix Police Association

  • The National Rifle Association

  • Arizona Right to Life Association

  • Payson Tea Party

  • Coconino County Republican Committee

  • Gila County Republican Committee

  • Navajo County Republican Committee

  • Yavapai County Republican Committee

  • National American African Republican Committee


  • Watch list for 2018 National State-Wide races to watch for in the 2018 mid-term General Elections for Up and Coming political stars.

  • Statemen of the Year by the National American African Republican Committee.

  • Nominated as a Freshman Up And Coming Legislator to Represent Arizona at the  GOPAC 2019 Class of Emerging National Leaders. 

  • Named "The Republican Party of Arizona Rookie of the Year for 2019" for the 54th Legislative Session.



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