John R. Bennett
|John R. Bennett|
|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 2|
|November 17, 2010 - Present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||12 years total in state legislative chambers|
After high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and remained on active duty for 14 years and did tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He returned to Oklahoma to work for the Sheriff's Department as a part of the drug task force. He then decided to work for the local VA as an advocate for injured veterans. Currently, he owns a storm shelter business with his wife.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Wildlife|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Wildlife, and Environment|
|• Public Safety|
|• Veterans & Military Affairs|
Bennett ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 2. Bennett ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26 and defeated Rick Agent in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||John R. Bennett Incumbent||53.7%||6,316|
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 2|
|John R. Bennett (R)||4,794|
|Glen Bud Smithson (D)||4,004|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Bennett raised a total of $37,450 in campaign funds. His top contributors were:
|Peters, Joe S||$2,600|
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Bennet currently resides in Sallisaw with his family. He and his wife Nicole have 4 children.
- Official Campaign Website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Glen Bud Smithson (D)
|Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 2
| Succeeded by|
State of Oklahoma
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