Slade Blackwell

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Slade Blackwell is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate for the 15th district, encompassing Jefferson County and Shelby County.[1]


Slade Blackwell was born in Mississippi, June 14, 1968, and grew up in Montevallo, Alabama.[1] He received a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Design and Business from the University of Montevallo on a basketball scholarship.[2] He then worked for Colonial Properties, and started his own small business, Ikana Development, in 1996.[2][3]

He is a member of the Birmingham Business Alliance, Mountain Brook and Greater Shelby County Chambers of Commerce, the Alabama Republican Party, and a Board Member of Birmingham Golf Association.[2]

He attended Enon Baptist Church in Calera, Alabama as a child.[2] He now attends Covenant Presbyterian Church in Homewood, Alabama.[2] He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three children.[2]