|Oklahoma State Representative|
2002 – Present
|Preceded by||Lloyd Benson|
|Constituency||63rd House District|
|Born||Donald Lee Armes
31 July 1961
Midwest City, Oklahoma
|Alma mater||Cameron University|
Don Armes (born July 31, 1961) is a United States Republican politician from U.S. state of Oklahoma. Armes currently serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing state House District 63. He was first elected to the seat in 2002.
Early life and career
Armes was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Donald C. Armes and Elaine O. (Oliver) Bennett. He attended Cameron University, where he studied agricultural education and animal science. Armes worked as a broadcaster for KSWO-TV from 1999 to 2002, as an agriculture educator in Lawton and continues to work as a farmer and auctioneer today.
Armes has represented his district as a conservative lawmaker with a focus on issues that affect rural Oklahomans, and received a rating of 100% from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. He has consistently supported legislation which would restrict abortion access. Armes has consistently voted against embryonic stem cell research, for tax relief and government modernization.
- National Rifle Association
- Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association
- Tillman County Ducks Unlimited
House District 63 encompasses Tillman County and the western half of Comanche County. Most of the district is rural.