Slade Blackwell is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate for the 15th district, encompassing Jefferson County and Shelby County.
Slade Blackwell was born in Mississippi, June 14, 1968, and grew up in Montevallo, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Design and Business from the University of Montevallo on a basketball scholarship. He then worked for Colonial Properties, and started his own small business, Ikana Development, in 1996.
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.
He attended Enon Baptist Church in Calera, Alabama as a child. He now attends Covenant Presbyterian Church in Homewood, Alabama. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three children.