In 2010, Mary Fallin-Christensen was elected the first woman governor of Oklahoma. During her 8 years in office, Oklahoma consistently ranked among the top states for job creation in the nation. Governor Fallin also represented the people of Oklahoma in a number of state and federal positions with two terms as a State Representative and the first woman Lieutenant Governor. Following her role as Lieutenant Governor for 12 years, she served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 2007 to 2011. She participated on the Transportation, Small Business, Armed Services and Natural Resources Committees. In 2017, President Trump appointed Mary as the National Co-Chair of the Council of Governors. Governor Fallin implemented Oklahoma’s First Comprehensive Energy plan and Oklahoma’s Statewide Water plan. She also launched two major transportation plans, one that has successfully reduced the state’s structurally deficient bridges from 1,300 bridges to less than 120 in 8 years. Her “Driving Forward” road and turnpike expansion was the second transportation program that included a major investment in infrastructure. Elected by her fellow Governors, she was chairman of the National Governor’s Association and lead a nation-wide initiative – “America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs” – seeking to better align education and work skills with twenty-first century workforce needs.

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