Mary Fallin

Mary Fallin REPRepublican

27th Governor of Oklahoma

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Mary FallinREPRepublican 27th Governor of Oklahoma
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Mary Fallin (née Copeland; born December 9, 1954) is an American politician who served as the 27th governor of Oklahoma from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, she was elected in 2010 and reelected in 2014. She is the first and so far only woman to be elected governor of Oklahoma. She was the first woman to represent Oklahoma in Congress since Alice Mary Robertson left office in 1923. Beginning a career in politics, Fallin was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1990. She served two terms in the Oklahoma House, representing a district in Oklahoma City, from 1990 to 1995. In 1994, Fallin was elected to serve as the 14th lieutenant governor of Oklahoma; being elected to a total of three terms, she served under two different governors from 1995 to 2007. After seven-term Republican incumbent Ernest Istook announced that he would retire from his seat to run for governor, Fallin declared her candidacy for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district, where she was elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 2007 to 2011. Fallin became the first woman elected to Congress from Oklahoma since Alice Mary Robertson in 1920, when Alice Mary Robertson became Oklahoma's first (and the nation's second) woman to be elected to Congress. Fallin ran for Governor of Oklahoma in 2010.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Central Oklahoma
1979 - 1981
Oklahoma Baptist University
1973 - 1975
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Bachelor of Science
1977
Tecumseh High School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Governor
State of Oklahoma
2010 - 2019
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2006 - 2010
Lieutenant Governor
State of Oklahoma
1994 - 2006
President
Oklahoma State Senate
1994 - 2006
Representative
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
1990 - 1994
Other Experience1 - 16 of 16
Chair
National Governors Association
Current
Chair
Aerospace States Association
2003 - 2005
Member
National Association of Women Business Owners
Advisory Board
Trail of Tears
Board of Directors
United Way of Oklahoma City
Chair
Southern States Energy Board
Co-Chair
Festival of Hope
Former Chair
National Conference of Lieutenant Governors
Former Chair
Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association
Honorary Chair
Organ Donor Network
Honorary Co-Chair
Indian Territory Arts and Humanities Council
Member
Crossings Community Church
Member
Young Women's Christian Association
Chair
Fallin Commission on Workers' Compensation
Former Vice Chair
Women's Caucus
Member
Republican Study Committee