Blackman, Walter

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
7
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
(928) 241-4779
Occupation:
I am a retired member of the military, a business owner, and currently serve as the President and CEO of WB Consults LLC.
Education:
Lakewood University,
Family:
Celebrating 20 years of marriage, my spouse and I are proud parents to four boys, one girl, and we also care for a foster child.
Religion:
Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Biographical Info:

You have the opportunity to cast TWO VOTES for State Representative. We urge you to support both Walt Blackman and David Marshall. Throughout our tenure in office, David and I have maintained unwavering pro-life and pro-family stances, earning us a 100% voting record in alignment with these values. Fillmore and Slaton have consistently targeted pro-life conservatives, with Slaton recently being exposed for falsely claiming combat veteran status (Stolen Valor) for personal gain. It’s crucial to elect individuals of genuine integrity into office. My wife and I have actively participated in our church and local community, demonstrating our commitment to safeguarding the well-being of Arizona’s families, preserving parental rights, defending religious liberty, and more. As a genuine combat veteran, I firmly believe in the exceptionalism of America and am prepared to defend it vigorously. We humbly request your vote and prayers. Thank you for being so supportive!

Statement:

I’m running for office in LD7 because I feel a profound sense of responsibility to Arizona and its people. I’m determined to tackle critical issues confronting our state, such as border security, election integrity, and the pressing need for effective leadership in our government. Moreover, I’m committed to advancing rural development, ensuring K-12 funding, and safeguarding the livelihoods of our ranchers and farmers. Enhanced cooperation and unity can overcome obstacles and usher in a brighter tomorrow. With an unwavering dedication to innovation, education, and environmentally conscious practices, we’ll guide Arizona toward greater prosperity and opportunity. Drawing inspiration from the timeless principles of Ronald Reagan, I believe that united, we can create a state where aspirations thrive, and every voice matters. I appreciate your support, and may God bless Arizona.

Endorsements:

Greater Phoenix Chamber, Arizona Troopers Association

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* I firmly believe that safeguarding the 2nd Amendment is essential to uphold our constitutional right to self-defense and individual liberty. It is imperative to recognize that the 2nd Amendment is a crucial cornerstone of our democracy, and, as such, we must take steps to protect it. Therefore, I will continue to advocate for the preservation of the 2nd Amendment by implementing appropriate measures that ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens while upholding their fundamental rights.
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* My belief is that existing constitutional rights should protect all Americans, but I have concerns about potential conflicts with religious freedoms and personal beliefs.
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* It is my fundamental belief that the act of abortion should be avoided, with exceptions made only in situations where the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest or when the health of the mother is at risk.
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* It is imperative that Arizona take decisive action to secure its border to safeguard national security, enforce immigration laws, combat illegal activities, and protect its citizens and valuable resources.
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* Using taxpayer funds to support abortion-related activities violates the beliefs of many taxpayers who oppose abortion on moral or religious grounds.
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* Allowing parents to use tax credits and taxpayer-funded scholarship accounts enhances educational options, empowers parental choice, and promotes personalized learning for children.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O* Legalizing physician-assisted suicide acknowledges individual autonomy, allowing families to make deeply personal end-of-life decisions in alignment with their values and beliefs.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* It is crucial to enable parents to access counseling for their minors struggling with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. This ensures that they receive tailored family support. Additionally, laws mandating parental consent uphold the rights of the children and ensure that they receive appropriate care.
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* The First Amendment to the United States Constitution ensures that business owners are not mandated to provide services that contradict their moral or religious beliefs regarding freedom of speech and religion.
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S* Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona's state tax code benefits consumers by promoting economic stability and simplicity. Currently, at 4.5%, it encourages growth and should be maintained for continued fiscal responsibility.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Government entities must maintain transparency to enable parents to provide necessary support and guidance to their children.
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S* Implementing stricter penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl is a highly effective means of deterring trafficking, thereby reducing the availability of this potent and lethal drug and ensuring the safety of communities. This approach not only discourages drug dealers from engaging in such activities but also sends a clear message to potential offenders about the gravity of the offense. When implemented correctly, this measure can serve as a crucial tool in the fight against drug abuse and its associated harms.