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Occupation: Legislator
Member Since: 2018

Representative Walt Blackman is the Republican who won the 2018 Midterm General Elections for State Representative for the sixth legislative district. With his election win, Walt is the first Black American Republican in the history of Arizona elected to the Arizona House of Representatives. Walt is a constitutionalist conservative who served in the United States Army for twenty-one years.

Walt is a dedicated and experienced senior leader, combat veteran, with two decades of operational and combat real-world leadership experience in the US military. Throughout Walt's military career, he has served his country with distinction and honor. Walt earned several military awards while serving his country, to include the Bronze Star Medal, for combat actions in Iraq, and the Meritorious Service Medal for 21 years of continues honorable active duty service.

After his retirement in 2016, Walt founded and is currently President and CEO of W.B Inclusion & Diversity Consulting Victim Advocacy Firm. W.B Inclusion is a sexual assault counseling service provider for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Walt continues to serve his community by volunteering his time to educate young adults and students at local public and private schools on the prevention of sexual harassment and assault in his district and across the state.

Additionally, Walt assists his fellow veterans by volunteering at local food banks; veteran stands down days and veteran small business success seminars. His keen awareness of veteran's issues has given him an inside track of what right looks like when serving Arizona’s veterans.

Walt is a fervent advocate of the 2nd Amendment, health care issues, education funding and a commonsense approach to state governing. As an Arizona State Representative Walt wants to return school choice to parents in our schools and is for teacher pay raises, bonuses, and performance-based incentives. Walt believes in rural development programs that generate jobs, supports ranchers, creates revenue and produces new small business opportunities.

Walt is endorsed by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Fire Fighters Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, the Phoenix Police Association, The National Rifle Association, the Arizona Right to life Association, The Payson Tea Party, the Navaho Country Republican club and the National American Africa Republican Committee of Phoenix, Walt is recognized in the 18 for 2018 National State-wide races to watch for in the 2018 midterm general elections for up and coming political stars.

He currently serves on and is Vice-Chairmen for the State and International Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair Judiciary and is a current member serving on the Government Relations, and regulatory committees. Additionally, Walt was selected as Statemen’s of the year by the National American Africa Republican Committee, Walt is a graduate of Almeda University, and received advanced certification in Program Management from Georgetown University.

Sponsored Bills

Bill NumberSponsor TypeShort/NOW Title
HB2029P*vaccinations; evidence of immunity; prohibitions
HB2033P*juvenile offenders; monetary sanctions; repeal
HB2034CCTEDs; associate degrees
HB2039Clive, remote instruction; dual enrollment
HB2041Cballot fraud countermeasures; paper; ink
HB2042P*biomass; forestry and fire management
HB2043Cemployer liability; COVID-19 vaccine requirement
HB2056Cfifth management period; extension
HB2058P*Mormon migration monument; governmental mall
HB2059P*early voting; boxes; observers; electioneering
HB2060P*supplemental nutrition assistance program; eligibility
HB2061P*sex education; parental consent; schools
HB2062P*military; purple heart; VLT exemptions
HB2063P*PSPRS; CORP; reemployment; time period
HB2064P*DHS; school immunizations; exclusions.
HB2065P*school immunizations; nonattendance; outbreak
HB2066P*separate legal entities; joint powers
HB2067P*county improvement districts; recreation; governance
HB2068P*prisoner searches; requirements
HB2069P*vacation rentals; short-term rentals; repeal.
HB2087Cmemorial; American Revolution; patriots' plaque
HB2102Csurvival of action; deceased sheriff
(NOW: DNA collection; felony arrests; expungement)
HB2107Cemergency powers; business closure; repeal.
HB2108Ctaxi drivers; sex offenders prohibited
HB2109Celection celebration day
HB2110P*appropriation; firefighter training programs
HB2111P*appropriation; healthy families program
HB2139Cmissing and murdered indigenous peoples
HB2140Cindigenous representative; statutory commissions; boards
HB2142Cmissing and unidentified persons; reports
HB2143CACJC; victim compensation fund; allocation
HB2145Cgovernmental entities; ransomware payment; prohibition
HB2146Cdata security breach; notification
HB2147Cstate agencies; veterans status; inquiry
HB2148Cpost-traumatic stress injury day
HB2149Chomeowners' associations; military flags
HB2160Cwrongful arrest; record clearance
HB2166CTPT; use tax; exemption; firearms
HB2183Cfire insurance; flooding; wildfires
(NOW: wildfires; flooding; fire insurance)
HB2184Cappropriation; State Route 24; connector
HB2191Cschool immunizations; DHS; exclusions
HB2221P*supreme court; drug testing; appropriation
HB2222P*independent corrections oversight committee
HB2223P*emergency; military affairs; national guard
HB2229Cprisoners; medical records; family access
HB2236Cvoter registration; request required
HB2237Csame day voter registration; prohibition
HB2238Cballot drop boxes; prohibition
HB2239Celectronic ballot adjudication; prohibition
HB2241Cearly ballot drop off; identification
HB2242Cvoter registrations; validation requirement
HB2243Cvoter registration; state residency; cancellation
HB2270Cofficials; political action committee prohibition
HB2298P*technical correction; emergency interception
HB2299P*change of venue; technical correction
HB2309Cdetained juveniles; advisements; notifications
HB2310CDCS; investigation; schools; children; disabilities
HB2370Cschools; materials; activities; posting; review.
HB2371Cstate agencies; cash payment; acceptance
(NOW: enforcement prohibition; vaccinations; requirements)
HB2396Cappropriations; greater Arizona transportation projects
HB2400CTPT; exemption; agricultural equipment
HB2413Cjurors; peremptory challenges
HB2414Cmisconduct involving weapons; school grounds
HB2447Cfirearms; universities; community colleges; campus
HB2448Cfirearms safety; training; schools
HB2449Ccare facilities; clergy visitation
HB2452Cantidiscrimination; employment; vaccination status
HB2453Cgovernmental entities; mask requirement; prohibition
HB2454Cstatutory conformity; property tax exemptions
HB2472Cbusinesses; firearms; unlawful acts
HB2473Cfirearms; contracts; prohibited practices
HB2474Crefusing treatment; right; requirements
HB2475Cemployers; COVID-19 vaccine mandate; prohibition
HB2478Cillegally paid public monies; recovery
HB2480Cvehicle serial numbers; removal; restoration
HB2482Cmunicipality; general plan; adoption; amendment
HB2483Cabortion; fetal heartbeat; civil action..
HB2485Ceviction dismissal; sealed records
HB2492Cvoter registration; verification; citizenship
HB2493Celection integrity fund
HB2494Cvoter registration events; posting
HB2495Cschools; sexually explicit materials; prohibition
HB2496Cstudent activity fees; conscience exemption
HB2497Cincome tax; rates; reduction
HB2498CCOVID-19; vaccination requirements; prohibition
HB2506Cappropriation; immigration enforcement; reimbursement; fund
HB2507Creligious services; essential services
HB2540Cdrug offenses; probation; undesignated felony
HB2541Cdeputy sheriff; detention officer; salary
HB2542Cappropriations; school safety; interoperability
HB2570P*department of juvenile corrections; continuation
HB2571P*early voting; limitations; hand count
HB2572P*DNA collection; testing; felony arrests
HB2573P*alternative prosecution; diversion; fund; appropriation
HB2574P*landlord tenant; termination; technical correction
HB2575P*serious; violent; aggravated felony; definition
HB2576P*appropriation; Flagstaff; downtown connection center
HB2577P*voter identification; ballots; delivery; process
HB2578P*emergency executive powers; legislative oversight
HB2592Cjuror compensation; superior court; appropriation.
HB2596Celections; revisions; mail-in; identification; tabulation
HB2597Cschools; pledge; quiet reflection
HB2601Ckratom products; definitions
HB2602Cpolling places; emergency voting centers
HB2604Ccommission; review of laws
(NOW: judge; superior court; emergency orders)
HB2605Cduty to report; requirements; interviews
HB2608Cgender transition; prohibition
HB2610CG&F; permits; tags; transfers
(NOW: project unit size; affordable housing)
HB2611Cvaccinations; masks; requirements; enforcement prohibition
HB2613CADOT dynamic message signs
HB2614Cschools; communications; public receipt option
HB2615Cyouth music and art special plates
HB2616Cmask mandates; minors; parental consent
HB2617Cvoter registration; cancellations; causes
HB2621Cconsent decree; prohibited
(NOW: settlement agreement; consent decree; prohibited)
HB2622P*eligibility; AHCCCS
HB2623P*antidiscrimination; vaccination status; immunity passports
HB2624P*technical correction; state facilities
(NOW: law enforcement expenditure; minimum amount)
HB2632Ccivics test; passing score
HB2633Chospitalizations; family visitation
HB2635Chealth care workers; assault; prevention
(NOW: breast implant surgery; informed consent)
HB2636Cappropriation; retention; certified peace officers
HB2637Cdivestment; K-12; abortion; explicit material
(NOW: government investments; products; fiduciaries; plans)
HB2639CAsian American; Pacific Islander month
HB2643Csignatures; superior; justice court; constable
HB2644Cnomination petitions; signatures; city office
HB2645Cfalse filings; UCC; penalty
HB2651Cappropriation; Cesar Chavez Boulevard.
HB2656Ccertain affiliations; banks; prohibition
HB2657Cforced labor; manufactured goods
HB2696Cmandatory sentences; children; trafficking; smuggling
HB2703Cauditor general; audits; county elections
(NOW: secure online signature collection)
HB2709P*victim's right to privacy; exception
HB2743Celections; identification; revisions; mail-in; tabulation
HB2745P*tuition scholarships; spouses of veterans
HB2746P*tobacco use; minimum age; sale
HB2780Cvoter lists; images; voting records
(NOW: voting; images; records; contests; audits)
HB2786Cvoter registrations; ballot requests; source
(NOW: voting; registration; drop boxes; prohibition)
HB2789CArizona trail; fund; purpose
HB2801Cwrite-in candidates; filing date
HB2803Cempowerment scholarship accounts; universal eligibility
HB2838P*restoration of civil rights; requirements
HB2853CArizona empowerment scholarship accounts; appropriation
HB2854CK-12; school finance; weights
HCR2003CCOVID-19 mandates; prohibition
HCR2005Carticle V convention; term limits.
HCR2011CU.S. Senate candidates; legislature
HCR2017Cconstitutional property tax exemptions; consolidation
HCR2018Cjudges; merit selection; population
HCR2025Cgovernment-issued voter identification
(NOW: voter identification; voting)
HCR2028P*minimum law enforcement expenditure amount
HCR2040COlivia Cajero Bedford; death resolution
HR2001P*unborn African-American babies
HR2002CFisher house; service members; supporting
HR2004P*border wall; construction materials; repurpose
SB1051Chomeschool instruction
SB1052Cmedical procedures; prohibitions
SB1053Creligious exemption; vaccine; violation; classification
SB1137Cchange of judge; grounds; decision
(NOW: settlement agreement; consent decree; prohibition)
SB1708Cmotion picture production; tax credits