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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 a 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, which was the bloodiest battle in the entire 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, and went on to win the General Election. This victory was repeated in 2020.

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

Not only has Walt proven his commitment to finding solutions for the complex issues that our state is faced with today, but he has also proven his capability of confronting them head on. Walt's fearless approach is the reason why he has, can, and will continue to tackle any and every issue out of love for his Country, his principles, and always fighting for what's right for all Arizonans.

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DISTRICT 6

OVERVIEW

Legislative District (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.  

 

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

 

ECONOMICS
Legislative district 6 is filled with natural resources and an abundance of opportunity. The large population centers of Phoenix and Tucson have been gaining jobs oftentimes at the expense of our district. Endless possibilities are available throughout the district, and I will fight to bring more jobs to our communities.

 

LEGISLATION

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

PASSED INTO LAW AS A FRESHMAN

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)

CO-SIGNED PASSED INTO LAW

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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ENDORSEMENTS

  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 

  • Arizona Fire Fighters Association

  • Arizona Fraternal Order of Police Phoenix Police Association

  • The National Rifle Association

  • Arizona Right to life Association

  • Payson Tea Party

  • Navajo Country Republican Club National American Africa Republican Committee of Phoenix

RECOGNITION

  • 2018 National State-wide races to watch for in the 2018 midterm general elections for up and coming political stars.

  • Statemen of the Year by the National American Africa Republican Committee,

  • Walt was nominated as a Freshman Up And Coming Legislator to Represent Arizona at the next 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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