Mary Fallin, a Republican, is the governor of Oklahoma since January 2011. Previously she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 5th Congressional district of Oklahoma 2007 to 2011.
Record and controversies
Mary Fallin has voted in favor of big oil companies 83% of the time on important oil-related bills. Among these bills, she voted for Iraq War Funding, against ending oil subsidies, against the 2007 clean energy bill, against a Climate Change Committee, and against a Clean Energy Tax. See money in politics below.
SBA Women's Business Programs Act of 2007
Fallin sponsored the SBA Women's Business Programs Act of 2007, which the House passed in a voice vote on June 18, 2007. The purpose of the bill was to expand efforts to assist female business owners and increase services in underserved communities.
Born in 1965, Fallin was raised in Tecumseh, Oklahoma where both of her parents served terms as mayor. She graduated from Oklahoma State University. She has two children.
In 1990, Fallin was elected to the Oklahoma state legislature. After serving two terms there, she successfully ran for Lieutenant Governor, becoming the first Republican and woman to hold that position. As lieutenant governor, her duties included chairing commissions relating to tourism and film policy. Under former Gov. Frank Keating she held the cabinet position of State Small Business Advocate. But under Gov. Brad Henry, did not. She is a former Chairwoman of the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors and the former chairwoman of a national association on state aerospace policy. In 2006, she declined to seek a fourth term in order to run for a U.S. congressional seat. If successful, she will be the first woman elected to Congress from Oklahoma since 1921.
In 2010, Rep. Fallin beat Lt. Gov. Jari Askins (D) in the governor race. Fallin, despite spending her professional career in politics, "has repeatedly campaigned using anti-Washington rhetoric and courted the tea-party vote without ever establishing herself as a member of the movement."
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Mary Fallin
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Mary Fallin from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Mary Fallin from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Mary Fallin from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Mary Fallin has received $129,750 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $44,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS. She has also received a total of $302,200 from oil companies since 2000. See above for oil voting record.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways
- House Committee on Small Business
- Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology
- Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare, and Trade
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mary Fallin profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.
- ↑ Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Small Business," TheWeekInCongress, June 22, 2007.
- ↑ "About Mary," Fallin For Congress.
- ↑ "Biography for Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin," Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
- ↑ "2006 Congressional Races in Oklahoma," Center for Responsive Politics.
- Mary Fallin for Congress, official campaign site.
- Fallinwatch.info Whats America's dopiest member of Congress up to lately?
- Follow the Oil Money
- Vote Tracker
- Follow the Coal Money
- Appalachian Voices
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
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|Committees: House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Water and Power, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Contracting and Technology, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Regulations Healthcare and Trade, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
|First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Lieutenant Governor, Oklahoma House of Representatives
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Date of Birth: December 9, 1954