Slade Blackwell

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Slade Blackwell
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Steve French
Personal details
Born June 14, 1968 (1968-06-14) (age 48)
Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Montevallo

Slade Blackwell (born June 14, 1968) is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate for the 15th district, encompassing parts of Jefferson County and Shelby County.[1]


Blackwell was born in Mississippi 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]

Blackwell 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]