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John R. Bennett

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John R. Bennett
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
November 17, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John R. Bennett is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 2. Bennett joined the house in 2010.

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bennett served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Bennett Incumbent 53.7% 6,316
     Democratic Rick Agent 46.3% 5,437
Total Votes 11,753

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bennett ran unopposed in the Republican primary on July 27. He defeated incumbent Glen Bud Smithson (D) in the general election.[3] Smithson was seeking his fifth term.

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 2
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png John R. Bennett (R) 4,794
Glen Bud Smithson (D) 4,004

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Bennett raised a total of $37,450 in campaign funds.[4] His top contributors were:

Donor Amount
Bennett, John $6,500
Bennett, John $5,000
Peters, Joe S $2,600
Morton, Michael $2,500
Morton, Michael $2,500

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Personal

Bennet currently resides in Sallisaw with his family. He and his wife Nicole have 4 children.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Glen Bud Smithson (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 2
2010–present
Succeeded by
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