Don Armes

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Don Armes
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 63
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Personal
BirthdayJuly 31, 1961
Place of birthMidwest City, Oklahoma
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Don Armes (b. July 31, 1961) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 63. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served as Deputy Majority Whip.

Biography

Armes' professional experience includes working as an auctioneer, as well as a farmer and rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Armes served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Wildlife
Appropriations and Budget
Energy and Aerospace

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Armes served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Armes served on the following committees:

Issues

Electronic books

Rep. Armes conducted a study to look into the possibility of using electronics devices instead of standard textbooks in the classroom. He hopes the switch will save schools money during the financial crisis burdening schools.

“Our children have already taken that giant leap into technology so this would not be an adjustment for them. Now we just need to see if it’s financially feasible,” said Armes, a Faxon Republican. “We have over 659,000 students in Oklahoma and if we could even save $10 per student on changing a book over to an electronic technology format, that would save over $6 million for Oklahoma schools.”[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Armes ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 63. Armes defeated B.L. Cozad Jr. in the Republican primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 63 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Armes Incumbent 79.1% 605
B.L. Cozad, Jr. 20.9% 160
Total Votes 765

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.[7][8][9][10]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[11] $61,410 was raised for this campaign.[12]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Don Armes is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Don Armes raised a total of $495,338 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[13]

Don Armes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $139,393
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $107,315
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $61,410
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $61,990
2004 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $60,991
2002 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 63 Won $64,239
Grand Total Raised $495,338

2012

Don Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $139,393.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Don Armes's campaign in 2012
Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing$4,500
Chickasaw Nation$4,000
Oklahoma Association of Realtors$3,000
Oklahoma Farm Bureau$2,500
Chesapeake Energy$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$139,393
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Don Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $107,315.

2008

Don Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $61,410.

2006

Don Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $61,990.

2004

Don Armes won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $60,991.

2002

Don Armes won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Don Armes raised a total of $64,239.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Don Armes endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [14]

Personal

Armes and his wife, Dede, have two children: Katy and Kelsey.[1]

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