Gus Blackwell

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Gus Blackwell
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 61
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gus Blackwell (b. November 4, 1955) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He has represented District 61 since 2002. He is current Majority Whip.

Blackwell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1976; a Master's of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981; a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 1991; and a Master's of Business Administration from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1998. He is a minister. He also served as Baptist Student Union director for Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma from 1983-2002, and owned a childcare business from 1993 to 1998. Blackwell and his wife, Joanna, have three children: Corissa, Carson and Caleb.

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. Blackwell ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

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.[3]

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

2008

On November 4, 2008, Blackwell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[4] $90,406 was raised for this campaign.[5]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Blackwell was up for re-election, he collected $52,502 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gus Blackwell's campaign in 2010
Oklahoma Association Of Nurse Anesthetists$3,000
Oklahoma Association Of Realtors$2,500
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$2,500
Hatfield, Art$2,010
Oklahoma Farm Bureau$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $52,502

2008

In 2008, Blackwell collected $90,406 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY $5,000
OKLAHOMA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $4,000
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA $3,000
OKLAHOMA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION $2,000
FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP $2,000
OKLAHOMA ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS $1,750

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