John Haste was born in Arkansas and raised in West Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee – Martin.
He is Senior Vice President of Business Development for Surya, a home furnishings company. He has an extensive business and management background. His career has taken him all over the country, but he and his wife, Jennifer, chose to move to Oklahoma in 2004 because they loved the people and the promise of the state.
In 2010, Haste was appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore to serve on the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority and Trust, where he served as Vice Chairman and Chairman. He resigned his position after being elected to the State Senate.
In addition, Sen. Haste serves on the Executive Board of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) for Northeast Oklahoma and the International Home Furnishings Board for the City of Hope.
The Haste’s are active members of First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow where he serves as an usher and as chairman of the personnel board. They have one son, Nate, and a new daughter-in-law, Camille.