Candidate Profile
Walter Blackman

Republican , Arizona

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), 2019-20:  100%
American Conservative Union AZ (ACU-AZ), 2019:  87%, 87% (cum.)

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter, 2019:  D

25%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

5
Arizona Free Enterprise Club, Arizona Right to Life Action, Center for Arizona Policy Action (CAP Action), National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, Paul Gosar

Liberals

1
Humane Voters of Arizona

Others

6
Arizona Farm Bureau, Arizona Nurses Association PAC, Arizona Police Association, Gila County Republican Party, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Arizona, Republican Liberty Caucus of Arizona

Reported by Candidate

6
National AfricaAmerrican Republican Committee of P, National Rifle Association,, The Payson Tea Party, The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, the Phoenix, Arizona Fire Fighters Association,, The Arizona Right to life Association,

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Arizona Free Enterprise Club (2020), Arizona Leadership Fund (2019), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2020)

Summary

20%

LIBERAL

80%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under no circumstances should abortion be allowed. When the pregnancy has placed the mother and or child is endangered, it no longer an abortion; it is classified as an emergency recuse surgery detriment by the doctors. Abortion is an elected procedure. If the health of the baby and mother are at risk, then it's an emergency.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I believe we should look at USAID and the amount of Foreign Aid.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion.


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

First, all provisions of the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obama Care" need to be completely repealed. Allowing any portion to remain in place could bring crippling provisions back with very little effort. Enacting laws that allow for providers of healthcare insurance to compete in a free market and across state lines will offer packages that appeal to the consumer. An equitable package that benefits the insured, the insurer, and the provider alike. Government input and manipulation, through regulations, needs to be minimized. This includes provisions that do not restrict small businesses from pooling together to provide healthcare insurance for their employees or for cooperatives to pool healthcare costs.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Our immigration policy needs to encourage top contributors in the fields of science and mathematics to move to America. Otherwise, we need a stringent immigration policy. But we should place a 5 year moratorium on ALL immigration and secure the border along with fixing the broken system.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I follow God every day, with the start and end of each day leading in prayer.


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am a fervent advocate of the 2nd Amendment, health care issues, and education funding. Although it does not command the attention of a large part of Washington’s foreign policy elite, the most pressing foreign policy issue facing the Nation may well be that of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is seen as a domestic policy issue, and it certainly is one.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Freshmen rookie of the year. Served with success and excellence in the 54th legislative session.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No felony convictions nor have I been penalized or engaged in inappropriate sexual misconduct.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am for less government in your lives. Americans should control their destiny not government.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Restrictions on gun ownership should be placed on violent offenders that have proven that they do not value life. Aggravated assault, murder, aggravated rape are examples. People on illicit drugs, and people with severe, dangerous mental health issues should also be restricted. I do not believe in the "Red Flag" laws being pushed forward because taking away the rights from one group of people creates an unstable government


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Environmental technology; biomass; forestry products Water; rural development management.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes, it degrades our society and diminishes the integrity of our national security.


Background

Education
  • Grand Canyon University, Online Program, Present, 2020
  • Georgetown University, Online Program, Executive Certificate in Strategic Diversity, 2016
  • Depart of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Ins, Panama City FL., Professional Certification Programs, 2006
Work & Military
  • Department of Defense; United State Army, Sergeant First Class, 21
Affiliations
  • Association Of the United States Army
  • 11th ACR Blackhorse Association
  • The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
  • 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment Association
  • 1st Cavalry Division Association
  • 1st Infantry Division Association
  • Wounded Warrior Association
  • United States Cavalry and Armor Association
Offices
  • State Representative LD6, Held 2
 

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