|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 63|
|2002 - Present|
|November 21, 2012|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||12 years total in state legislative chambers|
|Date of birth||July 31, 1961|
|Place of birth||Midwest City, Oklahoma|
Armes is an auctioneer as well as a farmer and rancher. He and his wife, Dede, have two children: Katy and Kelsey.
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.”
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Armes has been appointed to the following committees:
- Appropriations & Budget Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Economic Development, Tourism and Financial Services Committee, Oklahoma State House
- Energy & Utility Regulation Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Rules Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Regulatory Services, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Armes served on the following committees:
- Agriculture & Rural Development Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, Oklahoma House of Representatives
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.
In 2010, a year in which Armes was up for re-election, he collected $47,575 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Don Armes's campaign in 2010|
|Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma||$4,000|
|Lawton Fire Fighters Local 1882||$2,000|
|Oklahoma Society Of Anesthesiologists||$1,500|
|Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council||$1,500|
|Oklahoma Education Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$47,575|
In 2008, Armes collected $61,410 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|LAWTON FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 1882||$3,100|
|OKLAHOMA BANKERS ASSOCIATION||$3,000|
|OKLAHOMA QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATION||$2,500|
|BAXTER, LEO J||$2,000|
|CRAWFORD, WILLIAM H||$1,800|
|OKLAHOMA PORK COUNCIL||$1,450|
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002
- "Armes seeks to replace textbooks with electronics," Capital Beat OK, November 11, 2010
- Newt Gingrich 2012, "Newt 2012 Adds to “All-Star” Oklahoma Team," February 29, 2012
- Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
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