Walt Blackman

 

 

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Walter Blackman (Republican Party) is a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 6. He assumed office on January 14, 2019. His current term ends on January 9, 2023. Blackman is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022.
Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-2
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Bad Checks, Repossessions: Congressional Candidate Acknowledges Past Struggles With Money

 
"Republican congressional hopeful Walt Blackman likes to talk about the past, whether it's his two decades in the military or his wife's family founding the town of Snowflake.
 
What he doesn't play up is his recurring problem with money.
 
Blackman, R-Snowflake, faced criminal prosecution over bad checks in Texas, lost multiple cars to repossession in California and was tagged with a default judgment over credit card debt last month in Arizona.
 
It's a rundown of what he characterized as “financial struggles” that stretches back 30 years and includes his time in the Army, his efforts as a self-employed businessman and now as a state lawmaker hoping to replace Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., in Congress."...
A Day After Audit Announcements, Small Group Rallies In Support Of Jan. 6 Insurrection At U.S. Capitol
"Though the crowd at Arizona's Capitol on Saturday was small, a number of politicians spoke, including congressional candidate Jeff Zink, state Rep. Walter Blackman and former state Rep. Anthony Kern."
Sep. 25, 2021

NRCC-Supported Candidate Praised Proud Boys At September Rally For Capitol Rioters

Walt Blackman, an Arizona state representative running for Congress in Arizona's 1st Congressional District, said having the far-right extremist group attend one of his rallies was one of the proudest moments of his life.

Sep. 18, 2021

 

GOP Lawmakers Ask Gov. Ducey To Withhold Funding From School Districts Mandating Masks
"Several prominent Arizona Republicans issued a joint letter Wednesday afternoon asking Gov. Doug Ducey to withhold funding and begin legal action against school districts that are not following state laws"
Aug. 11, 2021
Rim Country Lawmakers Support Purge Of Mail-In Voting List
"District 6 Republicans Brenda Barton (R-Payson) and Walt Blackman (R-Snowflake) supported the measure as did Senator Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff)."
May 4, 2021
Is Rep. Walt Blackman An Insurrectionist?
"Following the 2020 election, Blackman sent an email to constituents suggesting that the Arizona Legislature might step in to change the state’s 11 Electoral College votes to then-President Donald Trump despite Joe Biden’s win."
Mar. 16, 2021
Republicans Employ New ‘Extremely Aggressive’ Tactics To Ban Abortion
"At a church-style rally in Arizona, the state Republican lawmaker Walter Blackman described his “perfect” legislative proposal: to prosecute women who have abortions for homicide alongside the doctors who provide them."
Feb. 12, 2012
After 2020 Election, Arizona GOP Lawmakers Push Restrictions On Early Voting
Jan. 20, 2021
Seven Arizonan Republican Legislators Face Calls To Ban Them From The House And Senate
Jan. 7, 2021
Walt Blackman, Paul Gosar Seek To Overturn Election Results
"State Rep. Walt Blackman issued an email notice suggesting the Arizona Legislature might step in to award the state’s electoral college votes to President Trump, although the election tally shows Biden winning the state by 10,457 votes, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s website tally."
Dec. 1, 2020
Thorpe, Blackman, Rogers Promote Dubious Claims Of Election Fraud
Nov. 13, 2020
10 (More) Unhinged Things AZ Rep. Blackman Said On Facebook In August
"Arizona State Representative Walt Blackman (LD-6) took to Facebook this month to threaten those seeking abortions with jail time, equate sex education with pornography, defend the Kenosha, WI shooter, rail against racial justice advocates, and more."
Aug. 31, 2020
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: State Representative LD-6
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 9: Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

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Ten Unhinged Things AZ Rep. Blackman Said On Facebook Live (In July)
"Arizona State Representative Walt Blackman (HD-6), who narrowly won his 2018 race, took to Facebook Live 22 times this month to rant against racial justice and women’s rights, insult teachers and his constituents, oppose face masks, pester Wal-Mart employees, and more. "
Jul. 31, 2020
Arizona Rep. Walt Blackman: George Floyd Is 'Not A Hero,' BLM Is A 'Terrorist Organization'
Jun. 4, 2020

 

HB 2706 - Vote to pass a bill that prohibits transgender female students from participating in school sports, from kindergarten through college, in private and public schools.
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Representative LD-6
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting a parent’s right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same– sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".

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