About Governor Mary Fallin
Governor Mary Fallin is the first woman to be elected governor of Oklahoma.
Prior to her historic election in 2011, 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.
Since taking office in 2011, Oklahoma has consistently ranked among the top states for job creation.
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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