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. His desire to serve his country continued, and with the support of his family, he ran for the Arizona State Legislature. Walt won a contentious primary election in 2018 and went on to win the general election. He repeated this victory in 2020.
As a state representative, Walt has been one of the most effective legislators at the Arizona Capitol. He has a proven ability to find solutions for the complex issues Arizona is faced with today. His commitment to the people of Arizona comes from his love for our country and his love of Arizona.