Mary Fallin

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Mary Fallin was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the Fifth Congressional District of Oklahoma from 2007 to 2011. She was then elected governor of Oklahoma.

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Oil Record

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.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Main article: U.S. small business legislation#SBA Women's Business Programs Act of 2007

Biography

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.[2][3]

Congressional career

2006 elections

In the 2006 congressional elections, Fallin defeated Democrat Paul Hunter 61%-37% to replace retiring Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.).[4]

Money in politics

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Oil Contributions

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.[citation needed]

Committees and Affiliations

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Contact

DC office
  • 336 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6316 Fax: 202-225-4975
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District offices
  • 120 N Robinson, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
    Ph: 405-234-9900 Fax: (none entered)
  • 20 East Ninth Street, Suite 137, Shawnee, OK 74801
    Ph: 405-273-1733 Fax: (none entered)
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Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. Robert McElroy, "Managing America: Small Business," TheWeekInCongress, June 22, 2007.
  2. "About Mary," Fallin For Congress.
  3. "Biography for Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin," Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
  4. "2006 Congressional Races in Oklahoma," Center for Responsive Politics.

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