Jimmie Don Aycock to Seek Reelection

State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock announced today that he will seek reelection to the Texas House of Representatives in 2014. Aycock is currently Chair of the House Committee on Public Education and serves on the Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee. Jimmie Don represents House District 54, comprised of Killeen, Salado, Lampasas, part of Fort Hood, and surrounding areas.

“We made significant improvements for Texas students this past session,” said Aycock, “and I want to continue to work with my fellow legislators to find workable, long-term solutions for our water, roads and education.”

Aycock is the author of House Bill 5, passed unanimously by both the Texas House and the Texas Senate and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry earlier this year. HB 5 fundamentally changes the graduation requirements for high school seniors, reduces the number of standardized tests from 15 to 5, and establishes “endorsements,” or graduation pathways for both college-bound and career-bound students.

“HB 5 was very widely supported by administrators, teachers and parents,” notes Aycock, “and I want to be there to work with TEA (the Texas Education Agency) and other state and district leaders as they begin to implement these new policies across Texas.”

About Jimmie Don Aycock

Representative Aycock was first elected to the Texas House in 2006 and has served on a number of committees relating to education, agriculture and finance. Prior to his service in the legislature, Jimmie Don 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 received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Texas A&M University, where he also received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He served our country as a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.

For more information, visit www.JDAycock.com or connect with Jimmie Don on Facebook.

Aycock Re-Elected to House District 54

State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock has been re-elected to serve as State Representative, District 54.

“I want to congratulate Claudia Brown on running a good race,” Rep. Aycock said.  “Thank you to the voters of House District 54 for trusting me to continue as their voice in the Legislature.  My wife, family, friends and supporters made this victory possible and I am forever grateful for having all of you by my side.  In the 83rd Session, I will work hard to enhance education in our state and keep taxes low and government spending restrained.”

Rep. Aycock serves as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System and is a member of the Public Education Committee.  He also sits on the Appropriations Committee where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.

Aycock has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as a member of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees.  Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.

Aycock is Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

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Classroom Teachers Support Aycock for House District 54

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association is supporting Representative Jimmie Don Aycock in his re-election to Texas House District 54. The Texas Classroom Teachers Association is the leading teacher association in Texas, with 50,000 members statewide.  TCTA is an independent nonprofit, nonunion professional association for educators with no labor union affiliations.

Jeri Stone, Executive Director, Texas Classroom Teachers Association said, “Representative Aycock has a solid understanding of the public education system, and his expertise will be essential as legislators tackle school finance and other critical education policy issues next session. TCTA looks forward to continuing its work with Rep. Aycock to ensure our children receive the education they deserve.”

Rep. Aycock said, “I am honored to have the support of our teachers who give so much of themselves to improve our children’s future.  Not only are we investing in the future success of our children, we are investing in the future economic strength and success of our state.  Addressing the issue of education is a must in order for Texas to continue to lead our nation in jobs.”

Rep. Aycock serves as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System and is a member of the Public Education Committee.  He also sits on the Appropriations Committee where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.  Aycock has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as a member of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees.  Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.

Aycock is Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

 

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TEXAS PARENT PAC ENDORSES REP. JIMMIE DON AYCOCK FOR RE-ELECTION IN HOUSE DISTRICT 54

AUSTIN—The bipartisan Texas Parent PAC today announced its endorsement of Republican state representative Jimmie Don Aycock of Killeen for re-election in Texas House District 54. The district includes part of Bell County and all of Lampasas County.

“Jimmie Don Aycock has been a champion for public education for more than 30 years, which is why our parent organization is proud to endorse his campaign,” said Carolyn Boyle, Texas Parent PAC chair. “We need to keep leaders at the state Capitol like Jimmie Don who will fight for families and high-quality public education.”

Rep. Aycock said, “I have consistently advocated for more control at the local level when it comes to the education of our children.  After all, parents and educators understand the needs of their children better than legislators and bureaucrats in Austin.  I appreciate having the support of Texas Parent PAC and others who are concerned with the education of our children.”

Aycock is co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System and a member of the Texas House Committee on Public Education. Boyle said Aycock was supported by the political committee when he first ran for the legislature in 2006, and he has been a consistent advocate for schoolchildren.

In addition to his education committee assignments, Aycock is on the Appropriations Committee where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.  He has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as an elected trustee for Killeen ISD and Central Texas College.  Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970 to 1972.

Aycock is deacon and trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the parents of two children and four grandchildren.

School supporters are encouraged to visit www.jdaycock.com to learn more about his candidacy. Early Voting continues through Friday, November 2, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

More than 1,200 families, business leaders, and public school supporters have contributed to support Texas Parent PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.”

 

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Farm Bureau AGFUND Endorses Aycock for HD 54

State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock has been endorsed by the Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, which serves to promote agriculture, protect private property rights, and advocate on behalf of rural Texas.

Kenneth Dierschke, President of AGFUND and Texas Farm Bureau said, “Representative Aycock is one of the best friends Texas agriculture has in the legislature. As a rancher and veterinarian, he has first-hand experience in the challenges facing agriculture. Farmers and ranchers count on his leadership to ensure agriculture remains a policy priority in our urban legislature.”

Rep. Aycock said, “Our state’s ranchers and farmers are important to the future success of Texas.  I have worked with Texas Farm Bureau and others to protect private property rights and I am honored to have the support of Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND.”

Aycock serves as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System and is a member of the Public Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee, where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.

Aycock has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as a member of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees.  Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.

Aycock is Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

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Educators Endorse Aycock in HD 54 Race

The Texas State Teachers Association has endorsed Representative Jimmie Don Aycock in his re-election to the Texas House, District 54.  Rep. Aycock is dedicated to excellent education for our children, serving as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System and a member of the Public Education Committee.

“At a time when some politicians in Austin are attacking public education, the Texas State Teachers Association is pleased to endorse Rep. Aycock because he values the important role strong public schools play in our communities and our economy,” said TSTA President Rita Haecker.

Rep. Aycock said, “Families can trust that I am looking out for our children’s future.  As a former school board member, improving our children’s education remains my top priority.  I am honored to have the support of those concerned with the education of our children, including the Texas State Teachers Association and its members.”

In addition to his education committee assignments, Aycock sits on the Appropriations Committee where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.

Aycock has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as a member of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees.  Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.

Aycock is Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

 

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Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT) Endorses State Representative Aycock

Representative Aycock Committed to Growing Manufacturing in Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) political action committee, the Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT), today announced its endorsement of incumbent State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen) for re-election in 2012.

“Manufacturing is a driving engine of the Texas economy and we proudly support candidates who consistently work to keep manufacturing in Texas strong,” said Warren Mayberry, chairman of MPACT.  “Representative Aycock has been tireless in his efforts to advance a strong manufacturing climate in Texas and he’s the right choice for his district.”

For a complete list of the Texas Association of Manufacturers’ policy principles, please visit http://www.manufacturetexas.org/TAM_principles.

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MPACT is the Political Action Committee for the Texas Association of Manufacturers, which represents over 400 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than 838,000 Texans with an average compensation of $76,000 a year (the highest in the private sector). Texas Association of Manufacturers is online at www.manufacturetexas.org.  Join TAM on Facebook.com/TXManufacturers.

 

Pol. Adv. by the Manufacturers PAC of Texas and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Texas Association of Realtors endorses Jimmie Don Aycock

The Texas Association of Realtors today announced its decision to endorse Jimmie Don Aycock’s re-election campaign for the Texas House of Representatives to represent District 54. Making the statement last week, Chairman Joe Stewart applauded Aycock’s commitment to Texas homeowners.

“The next legislative session will be filled with difficult decisions,” said Stewart. “That’s why we need lawmakers like Aycock who understand the critical role homeowners play in keeping our state prosperous, which is why we’ve pledged our full support.”

Texas is leading the nation’s economic recovery, due in large part to its strong real estate market. To maintain that momentum, Texas’ lawmakers must understand homeowners’ concerns and act to bolster homeownership in the state and supporting those efforts is the association’s top priority this election season. Jimmie Don Aycock has a proven history of supporting initiatives in the best interests of property rights and homeownership throughout the state.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Texas Association of Realtors,” Aycock said. “As small business owners, Texas Realtors make the dream of homeownership more affordable for all Texans and I will strive to help support this important goal.”

As one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the state, the Texas Association of Realtors expects to be a considerable grassroots force for Jimmie Don Aycock.

Texas Realtors have championed a number of legislative issues enhancing the lives of Texans, such as urging reforms to the property appraisal system in 2011 and 2009, preventing a tax of $600 or more on the personal vehicles of independent Texans in 2007 and advocating for billions in property tax reductions in 2005. To learn more about Texas Realtors’ legislative advocacy on behalf of its members and homeowners, visit TexasRealEstate.com.

About the Texas Association of REALTORS®

With approximately 80,000 members, the Texas Association of REALTORS® is a professional membership organization that represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas REALTORS® and private-property owners to keep homeownership affordable, protect private-property rights, and promote public policies that benefit homeowners. Visit TexasRealEstate.com to learn more.

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At Salado Event Rep. Aycock Acknowledges Cattle Raisers for Support

Representative Jimmie Don Aycock joined constituents at a Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Ranch Gathering in Salado where he thanked the organization for their support in his re-election campaign for House District 54.

Rep. Aycock said, “I am honored to have the support of The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.  It was great spending time with friends at the TSCRA Ranch Gathering in Salado and hearing their input on the future of the state.  Like other individuals throughout District 54, they are concerned about the issues I am ready to tackle – ensuring a quality education for our children, a strong economy, low taxes, and protecting personal property.”

“Rep. Aycock understands the importance of protecting private property rights and supporting free enterprise, 2 things critical to small businesses and landowners,” said Joe Parker Jr., TSCRA president and TSCRA PAC co-chairman.  “He’s been a strong advocate for landowners and agriculture in Austin, and we are confident he will continue to be a leader in the Texas House. The TSCRA PAC is proud to support him.”

Aycock is co-chair of the Joint Committee on Public School Finance System, a member of the Public Education Committee and the Appropriations Committee where he serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Current Fiscal Condition.

Born and raised in Bell County, Aycock is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman.  The Killeen Chamber of Commerce honored him with the prestigious title of “Citizen of the Year” in 2008.  He was also a captain in the United States Army from 1970–1972.  Aycock has held numerous leadership positions in the community, including service as a member of the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees.

Aycock is Deacon and Trustee at First Baptist Church of Killeen where he taught Bible study for many years. He and his wife of 45 years, Marie, are the proud parents of two children and four grandchildren.

 

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CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS OPEN

Tonight was a GREAT kickoff for our campaign headquarters at 405 Oakhill in Killeen. Lots of folks ready to work! Special thanks to the folks who came from other parts of District 54. The good people of Lampasas County Republican party even brought a GENEROUS contribution because they know how important this race is. To get involved call 254-702-9393.