MIKE BLACKBIRD, a Kellogg native, and 1960 Kellogg Senior High graduate, attended California State University, Long Beach after a four year hitch in the Navy. He graduated with a degree in history and political science.
He retired in 2009 as regional sales manager for Cardinal Health in Seattle.
He also served three terms in the Idaho State Senate, 1986-1992, several years after his brother Jerry served there. Mike married Florence in 1964 and reside in Post Falls. They have two adult children and one grandchild.