Danny Blackmon grew up in Randolph County and graduated from Randolph County High School in 1968.  He then attended South Georgia Technical College where he started a 51-year career in the office equipment industry. In 1974, he started Eufaula Business Machines, becoming a Certified Canon Dealership in 1978.  He was elected to the Board of Commission for the unified government of Georgetown-Quitman County. He serves as Co-Chair to the Commission. He is Chairman of the Georgetown-Quitman County Economic Development Board and Chairman of the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Authority. He is a member of the River Valley Planning Commission and Georgetown-Quitman County Rotary. He is the founder of the Growing Quitman County non-profit organization. Families qualifying for this program will be given five acres of land as an incentive to relocate to Quitman County. He and his wife Karen live on their cattle and horse farm. They have three daughters, one son, and have seven grandchildren. They are members of the First Baptist Church.