Mary Fallin

Governor Mary Fallin sets stops to discuss re-election plans

October 16, 2013
TheTulsa World
World Capitol Bureau

Gov. Mary Fallin will discuss her plans for the 2014 election during stops Thursday in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Lawton.

Fallin, a Republican, is a former Oklahoma and U.S. House member and a longtime lieutenant governor.

The Tulsa stop will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Old School Bagel Café, 3723 S. Peoria Ave.

The Oklahoma City stop will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. The Lawton stop will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the Museum of the Great Plains.

Fallin defeated Democrat Jari Askins in the November 2010 gubernatorial race with 60.45 percent of the votes to 39.55 percent.

As governor, she has worked to revamp how lawsuits are handled and the workers compensation system. She also has advocated for a business-friendly environment and smaller government.

Fallin, chairwoman of the National Governors Association, opposed the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and has been highly critical of the federal law.

She is married to attorney Wade Christensen. They have six children between them.

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