Gus Blackwell

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Gus Blackwell
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 61
Former member
In office
2002 - 2014
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State House Majority Whip
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma Baptist University (1976), Oklahoma Panhandle State University (1991)
Master'sSouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1981), Southwestern Oklahoma State University (1998)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 4, 1955
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
ReligionSouthern Baptist
CandidateVerification
Gus R. Blackwell (b. November 4, 1955) is a former Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 61 from 2002 to 2014. He previously served as Majority Whip. Blackwell did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Blackwell earned his B.A. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1976, his Master's of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981, his B.B.A. from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 1991 and his M.B.A. from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1998. His professional experience includes being a minister, Baptist Student Union director for Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma from 1983 to 2002, and owner of a childcare business from 1993 to 1998.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer, Chair
Common Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Blackwell ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 61. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He defeated Seth Adams in the Republican primary by a margin 2,111-1,219. He defeated Stephen Skacall (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6][7][8][9]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gus Blackwell (R) 6,518
Stephen Skacall (I) 1,948

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[10] $90,406 was raised for this campaign.[11]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gus Blackwell (R) 7,331
Jordan Shearer (D) 4,402

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gus Blackwell is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $355,290 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[12]

Gus Blackwell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $59,345
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $77,418
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $90,406
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $25,644
2004 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $50,237
2002 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 61 Won $52,240
Grand Total Raised $355,290

2012

Gus Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $59,345.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gus Blackwell's campaign in 2012
Oklahoma Malt Beverage Association$2,000
Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists$2,000
OG&E Energy$1,250
Oklahoma Corrections Professionals PAC$1,000
Oklahoma Association of Realtors$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$59,345
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gus Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $77,418.

2008

Gus Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $90,406.

2006

Gus Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $25,644.

2004

Gus Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $50,237.

2002

Gus Blackwell won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gus Blackwell raised a total of $52,240.

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.

Personal

Blackwell and his wife, Joanna, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 61
2002–2014
Succeeded by
William Casey Murdock (R)