About Governor Mary Fallin
In 2010, Mary Copeland Fallin was elected to serve as the first woman governor of Oklahoma.
She was reelected in 2014 to her second term by a 15-point margin, carrying 71 out of 77 Oklahoma counties.
Since Fallin took office in 2011, Oklahoma has consistently ranked among the top states for job creation in the nation.
Prior to serving as governor, Fallin represented the people of Oklahoma in a number of state and federal positions. She served two terms as a state representative before becoming Oklahoma’s first Republican and first woman lieutenant governor in 1995.
In addition, the governor has signed into law historic lawsuit reform and a complete overhaul of the state’s workers' compensation system, eliminating frivolous lawsuits that hinder business growth and retention.
Governor Fallin has also signed bills to modernize and streamline government operations, responsibly cut the income tax, increase compensation for public employees, and address the state’s fiscally unstable pension system.
At the governor’s direction, the state has appropriated more than $154 million in the past two years for K-12 education, allowing more money into the classroom and a boost to student performance.
In addition to her state-wide education initiatives, Governor Fallin has lead a nation-wide dialogue among state legislators and governors through her past-chairmanship of the National Governor’s Association to better align education and workforce needs of the 21st century called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
The governor is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She is married to Wade Christensen, Oklahoma’s first “First Gentleman.” The couple has six children between them.
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