|Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 15th district
|Preceded by||Steve French|
|Born||June 14, 1968 (age 48)
|Alma mater||University of Montevallo|
Blackwell was born in Mississippi 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.
Blackwell 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.
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