Jimmie Don Aycock
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|Jimmie Don Aycock|
|Texas State Representative from District 54 (Bell, Burnet, and Lampasas counties)|
|Preceded by||Suzanna Hupp|
October 14, 1946 |
Bell County, Texas, USA
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Marie McKamie Aycock (married 1967- )|
|Children||Jimmie and Michelle|
|Alma mater||Texas A&M University|
Jimmie Don Aycock (born October 4, 1946) is a semi-retired veterinarian, rancher, and businessman in Killeen who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. He was elected in District 54 on November 7, 2006, to succeed fellow Republican Representative Suzanna Hupp, the chief architect of the Texas law which permits citizens to carry a concealed weapon. Hupp, a survivor of the Luby's shooting in Killeen in 1991, did not seek reelection.
Although the district, which includes Bell, Burnet (pronounced BURnet), and Lampasas counties is historically Democratic, Republicans managed to hold it easily when Hupp retired, even as their overall margin of control over the lower Texas House was reduced in a heavily Democratic year nationally.
In an election with a turnout of only 14.14 percent, Aycock polled 16,314 votes (60.4 percent), to 9,802 (36.3 percent) for Democrat Edward J. Lindsay (born January 2, 1939), a retiree from Killeen, and 873 (3.2 percent) for the Libertarian Nicolaas Jan Kramer (born June 5, 1947), self-employed in Copperas Cove. Just 26,989 of the 190,825 registered voters in the district went to the polls.
Aycock considers himself a strong defender of property rights. He is a member of two House committees: Public Education and Appropriations, having also been appointed to the Appropriations subcommittee on Education. Aycock's district office is located in Lampasas.
He was born in Bell County and graduated from Moody High School in 1965 as the class valedictorian. In 1967, he married the former Ellen Marie McKamie, also of central Texas. They have a married son, attorney Jimmie Aycock of Houston, a married daughter, Michelle, who is a music educator in Bastrop, and four grandchildren.
In 1969, Aycock received his Bachelor of Science degree, with Phi Kappa Phi honors from Texas A&M University in College Station and his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from TAMU in 1970. He was a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972, having received the Army Commendation Medal.
Aycock owned and operated veterinary clinics in Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Harker Heights from 1972-1998. He has also been involved in ranching and real estate development. He is a past treasurer of the Central Texas College board of trustees in Killeen. He is also a former member of the Killeen Independent School District board. He is the former president of the Comanche Hills Utility District and the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3.
Aycock has been a director of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. Aycock is also a director of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Killeen Quality of Life Committee. He is a member of Rotary International. He is chairman of the deacons and a Bible teacher of First Baptist Church of Killeen. His personal interests include fishing, elk hunting, and horseback riding.
|Texas House of Representatives|
|Texas State Representative from District 54 (Bell, Burnet, and Lampasas counties)
Jimmie Don Aycock