Fallin Embarks on Whistle Stop Tour

Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Mary Fallin will be embarking on a historic “whistle stop” train tour of Western Oklahoma on Monday, September 20, taking her message of job creation and fiscal responsibility to six towns during a dawn-to-dusk day of campaigning.

Scheduled to visit Thomas, Clinton, Cordell, Hobart, Snyder and Frederick by train, Fallin will stop in each town to meet residents and talk about her goals for the state.

The train she will be riding can seat over 100 passengers and seats are quickly filling up. A limited number of tickets to ride on the train and participate in this historic event are available and can be requested from the Fallin for Governor campaign by calling 405-778-8900.

Fallin said that Western Oklahoma represents a key area in her campaign for governor, and the whistle stop tour gives her an opportunity to talk in person to as many voters as possible.

“I’m looking forward to spending this exciting day in Western Oklahoma, listening to people there, and talking about my plan to move this state forward,” said Fallin. “When it comes to bringing jobs and prosperity to Oklahoma, we need a governor who will take us full steam ahead!”

Tulsa Today Publisher David Arnett interviewed Mary Fallin before the primary on February 26, 2010.  Click here to read “An Interview with Mary Fallin.”

Congresswoman Mary Fallin is a lifelong conservative with over 19 years in public office. First elected as a state representative in 1990, Fallin was named “Legislator of the Year” for her work in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She went on to become the first woman and the first Republican lieutenant governor in 1995, a position which she held for 12 years.

In 2006, Fallin was elected to the United States Congress, where she championed conservative causes and fought against the dangerous expansion of the federal government, higher taxes and government waste.

For her work on behalf of the people of Oklahoma and her conservative values, Fallin has been named a “Guardian of Small Business,” a “Hero of the Taxpayer,” a “Friend of the Wildcatter” and been recognized by Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council with the “True Blue” award. She has also received the endorsement of the Oklahoma chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. Mary has named creating jobs, controlling spending and standing up to Washington, DC as priorities during her campaign for Governor.

Mary lives in Edmond with her husband, Wade Christensen. They have six children and are active members of Crossings Community Church.