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Leadership & Staff

Meet the OKGOP Leadership

Chairman John Bennett

John Bennett, Chairman

John Bennett was born and raised in Vian, Oklahoma. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he retired after a decorated career with several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His professional career continued with work for the Sequoyah Sheriff’s department’s drug task force and as a small business owner with his wife, Nicole.

Chairman Bennett completed his Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Phoenix. In 2010, Bennett became the first Republican in history to be elected to the Oklahoma State House from District 2. During his tenure as a representative, he was the house author for Senate Bill 1143 which mandated that public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week.

John term-limited himself out, leaving in 2018, and became the pastor of Lee Creek Assembly of God in Muldrow, OK. He was elected as Chairman in 2021.

Chairman Bennett’s Leadership Team

The Chairman Leadership Team is comprised of hard-working volunteers focused on providing the voice for the Oklahoma Republican Party.

Shane Jemison, Vice-Chairman

Shane was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Murray State College. At 28, Shane has been involved in volunteering in community and conservative causes since turning 18 in 2010. Since that time, he has been involved in over 300 state, local, federal, and national races and causes.  In 2019, he was named the Rising Star of the Oklahoma Republican Party. He is the youngest member of the Oklahoma Republican Party Central committee to serve in his current role. He also serves as the National Committeeman of the Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans and the Chairman of the 2nd Congressional District.

National Committee Members