Voice of the Conservative Vote: Jimmie Don Aycock

Jimmie Don Aycock represents the 54th House District of Texas. He is a veterinarian, rancher, and businessman in Killeen and, as such, considers himself a strong defender of property rights. Jimmie Don is a member of two House committees: Public Education and Appropriations, having also been appointed to the Appropriations subcommittee on Education.

He was born in Bell County and graduated from Moody High School in 1965 as the class valedictorian. In 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Marie McKamie. They have a son, Jim, an attorney in Houston, a daughter, Michelle, who is pursuing a PhD in School Improvement, and four grandchildren.

Jimmie Don received his Bachelor of Science degree, with Phi Kappa Phi 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.

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.

Jimmie Don has been a director of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce. As well as 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 a deacon and a Bible teacher of First Baptist Church of Killeen. His personal interests include fishing, elk hunting, and horseback riding.

"The current one-size-fits-all model for high school does not fit anyone, which is a problem for our students and our economy. Texas is a great place to do business, but our workforce is aging, and our schools aren’t producing nearly enough qualified skilled workers to fill the gap."

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