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$132/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. He has represented District 63 since 2002. He is current Deputy Majority Whip.

Armes is an auctioneer as well as a farmer and rancher. He and his wife, Dede, have two children: Katy and Kelsey.

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.”[1]

Committee assignments

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

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. [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]

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

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.

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.[6] $61,410 was raised for this campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Armes was up for re-election, he collected $47,575 in donations.[8]

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

2008

In 2008, Armes collected $61,410 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
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

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