Rusty Farley

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Rusty Farley
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
2011 – July 4, 2011
Preceded by Dennis Bailey
Succeeded by Curtis McDaniel
Constituency 1st House District
Personal details
Born (1953-09-25)September 25, 1953
Redland, Oklahoma
Died July 4, 2011(2011-07-04) (aged 57)
Paris, Texas
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Haworth, Oklahoma
Profession manager, wholesale plumbing supply house

Rusty Farley (September 25, 1953 – July 4, 2011) was a Republican politician from Oklahoma. Farley was the Representative for District 1 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House District 1 encompasses all but the far northwestern corner of McCurtain County (the only county in the district), located in the southeastern corner of the state.

Political History[edit]

An 18-year member of the Haworth school board, Farley was unsuccessful in his 2008 bid for the seat, losing to Dennis Bailey.

Farley ran unopposed in the 2010 primary and once again faced Bailey for the District 1 seat. Farley upset the incumbent in a District where 81 percent of the residents are registered Democrats. Even more shocking was his political financing – Farley raised a grand total of only $170[1] and spent only $70 on a single newspaper ad.[2]


Farley died on July 4, 2011 from a pulmonary embolism at a Paris, Texas hospital. He was 57 years old.[3][4]