Don Wells

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Don Wells
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 147
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First elected2004
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sCambridge University
Date of birth02/11/1950
ProfessionAuto Sales Manager
Office website
Don Wells (b. February 11, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 147 from 2005 to 2013.

Wells earned his B.A. in political science from Cambridge University. He has worked as an auto sales manager and served as Mayor of the City of Cabool.

Wells is Chairman of the South Central Ozark Council of Governments, Deacon at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion, Gentry Treatment Center Liaison Council, Gideon’s International, Kiwanis Club, Revolvement Loan Fund Board, Twin Cities Industry Board, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wells served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2015
Education and Public Works
Regulations and Administrative Procedures


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wells served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wells served on these committees:



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Wells ran in the 2012 election for Missouri State Senate, District 33. Wells was defeated by Mike Cunningham in the August 7 primary election.[2][3]

Missouri State Senate, District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Cunningham 37.1% 11,874
Ward Franz 33% 10,551
Don Wells 29.9% 9,564
Total Votes 31,989


On November 2, 2010, Wells won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.


On November 4, 2008, Don Wells ran unopposed for District 147 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[4]

Don Wells raised $69,186 for his campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 147
Candidates Votes Percent
Don Wells (R) 10,566 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Wells was up for re-election, he collected $55,305 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
QC Holdings $3,000
Missouri Bankers Association $2,525
Missouri Independent Bankers Association $1,500
Missouri Health & Hospital Association $1,500


Listed below is the largest contributor to Don Wells' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Ron Richard 2008 $1,000

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Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 147
Succeeded by
Kathy Swan (R)