The fiery floor debater of the Oklahoma House of representatives, John Bennett; is declaring his candidacy to lead the Oklahoma Republican Party in 2021.
Bennett has spent much of the past 30 years in national security and anti-terrorist efforts in military service. He has also spent years training civil law enforcement. As the first Republican ever elected in the 2nd House district (Sallisaw area), Bennett has been a unifying voice for common sense and bipartisan solutions which working Democrats and Republicans largely support. Bennett helped change Eastern and Southern Oklahoma into a solidly 'red' electoral region.
Bennett was among the first elected officials in Oklahoma to support the Trump candidacy for president. He's a husband and father & community leader.
Lawmakers of the past 10 years remember Bennett's back row fiery speeches advocating for fiscal responsibility and agency accountability, as well as parental rights and education reform. Despite Bennet's advancement in House leadership, he always preferred the back row.
Peace officers and other professionals in criminal justice have credited Bennett for bringing fundamental reforms and relief to our system of law enforcement and court adjudication.
Bennett also serves as pastor of Lee Creek Assembly of God, near his Sallisaw home.
Bennett's press release is posted below.
John Bennett for OKGOP Chairman
Former State Representative Looks to Provide Conservative Leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • DECEMBER 21, 2020
Contact: John Bennett 918.922.5913 • BennettForChairman@gmail.com
(Sallisaw, Oklahoma): Former State Representative John Bennett today announced his candidacy to be the next Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. "As a retired Marine, I love this country and have protected her freedom," Bennett said, "and the best way I can help protect Oklahoma at this point is to provide strong leadership for Oklahoma's Republican Party."
"Since we want to leave our children a stronger America, now is the time to fight for that vision. Patriots can no longer afford to circle the wagons; it is now time to lead the way and storm the beaches to take back the Republic that we hold so dear," Bennett continued. "As your Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman, I will pave the way for elected officials to stand up and be heard."
“I look forward to working with patriots across the state and Nation, both those I met while serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and those I haven't met yet, in the coming months. I believe I am uniquely qualified for such a time as this. We will work together to build a strong coalition across the Republican party to make us a stronger and united Party. Together we will fight for Oklahomans and bring Oklahoma back to its roots of conservative values and core beliefs,” Bennett concluded.
John Bennett, a retired Marine First Sergeant and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, represented House District 2 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018. He is currently the Pastor of Lee Creek Assembly of God, and a small business owner. John Bennett lives in Sallisaw with his wife Nicole and their children.
The next Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman will be elected at the OKGOP’s Spring, 2021 convention.
John Bennett’s campaign can be reached using the contact information above.