Representative John Talley
District 33 -  Republican

Photo of Representative John Talley
Capitol Address:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Room  330
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 557-7304
Legislative Assistant:
Kaley Mills
(405) 557-7304


Measures Authored 2022

Measures Authored 2021

News Stories: 2021-22
News Story Titles
Bill Lowers Court Costs for Ju...  
Reduction of Court Costs for J...  
Talley's Palliative Care Bill ...  
Talley Named NCSL Maternal and...  
Legislators Consider Unintende...  
Johns, Talley Examine More Pay...  

Children, Youth and Family Services, Vice Chair
Conference Committee on Children, Youth and Family Services , Vice Chair
A&B North Central Oklahoma Subcommittee, Vice Chair
A&B Select Agencies
Conference Committee on Higher Education and Career Tech
Conference Committee on State and Federal Redistricting
Conference Committee on Wildlife
Higher Education and Career Tech
State and Federal Redistricting

District Information

District 33

County(s) Represented in District

Logan, Payne

Municipality(s) Represented in District

Coyle, Cushing, Drumright, Mulhall, Orlando, Perkins, Ripley, Stillwater, Yale

Zipcode(s) Represented in District

73027, 73044, 73063, 73073, 74023, 74030, 74032, 74045, 74059, 74062, 74074, 74075, 74085, 74824

Year Elected

Year: 2018

Term Limited

Year: 2030

Biographical Information

State Representative John Talley was raised in Anadarko, Oklahoma and there discovered his passion for agriculture and hard work through FFA and the sport of wrestling. After graduating high school in 1973, John enrolled at Oklahoma State University where he lettered in wrestling, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education, and met his wife Caryl. House District 33 has been his home now for more than 40 years. John and Caryl have two grown children and three grandchildren.

As the representative from District 33, John often draws from his diverse background when making decisions at the State Capitol. Coming from a family of educators, he understands the importance of supporting schools in their crucial work of investing in Oklahoma’s kids. From his ministry of visiting prisons across the state, he knows that true criminal justice reform should bring Oklahoma’s prison system back to correcting criminal behavior so nonviolent offenders become productive citizens while violent offenders are kept behind bars.

In 1978 John became an ordained minister and has worked with young adults ever since. Today he is the director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for North Central Oklahoma, where a focus of his ministry is with student athletes and coaches across District 33, as well as OSU students. In addition to his school visits through FCA, John’s ministry includes facilitating hundreds of team-building programs each year for professional, college, high school, and junior high athletic teams, as well as professional, public, and private entities of all age ranges. One of his popular messages is “focus on the positive” to fight the negative. “With that focus,” he says, “you change not only your outlook about yourself but also your outlook about others.”

John has served as police chaplain with Stillwater Police Department and currently serves as chaplain of the OSU football team. John is the recipient of the OSU Outstanding Agriculture Educator Alumni Award. Recently, he was honored to be elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives to serve his beloved House District 33.

As a representative, John believes his first job is to listen to his constituents about the hopes and needs of every community in District 33, from Cushing to Coyle, Yale to Ripley, and Stillwater to Perkins. He knows that rural Oklahomans are hard-working, trustworthy, and giving people, and he’s proud to represent rural Payne County.


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