STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN BENNETT John Bennett has spent most of his adult life serving our country. After high school, John immediately joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served 14 years of active duty and 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserves.
After his 14 years of active duty in the Marine Corps, he came back home to Oklahoma where he worked for the Sheriff’s Department. John was part of the drug task force and headed up the region’s efforts to combat illegal immigration.
In fact, he has been on the front lines in both Iraq and Afghanistan fighting those who are determined to destroy our country and what it stands for.
After his stint with the Sheriff’s department, John worked with the local VA as an advocate for injured veterans. A disabled veteran himself, he knows the struggles that our returning soldiers face when they come back from the battlefield.
It was because of this that John worked with the local District Attorney and helped create the state’s first Veteran’s Court. This was a special court to handle cases for veterans who were struggling with addiction because of their PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Together, the courts worked with these wounded soldiers to help them get treatment rather than face a lifetime of drugs and prison.
John and his wife Nicole live in Sallisaw, Oklahoma with their four kids, where they own and operate a storm shelter business.