Morton Blackwell was elected as the National Committeeman from Virginia in August 1988. He has been involved in politics for most of his life and has attended thirteen Republican National Conventions since 1964, and currently serves on the Standing Committee on the Rules. Blackwell’s previous RNC involvement includes serving as an aide to U.S. Representative Les Arends at the 1972 convention, a Reagan Floor Parliamentarian in 1980, he served on the Committee on Rules and Order of Business at five conventions, and he has served on the RNC Executive Committee.
Currently, Blackwell is the President and Founder of the Leadership Institute, he is also a member of the Arlington County Republican Committee, the organizer/Chairman of the Conservative Leadership PAC, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Reagan Alumni Association.
Previously, Blackwell was the Executive Director for the Council for National Policy, the Eastern Vice Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, a Special Assistant to the President (Reagan)in the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, he designed and oversaw the Reagan Youth Campaign, and he was a member of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee. He currently resides in Arlington County, VA.