A record of service for Arizona
Walt Blackman is a combat veteran who 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 as well as a Meritorious Service Medal. He served seven 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.