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Gov. Mary Fallin has flown to Grand Lake home

Fallin has been to her lake house 21 times since she and her husband purchased it in July 2011, state security detail records show.
Oklahoman Published: October 15, 2012
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Gov. Mary Fallin, her husband, Wade Christensen, and their children have visited their house on Grand Lake over 21 weekends at a cost of $12,083 to taxpayers, security records show.


On four of those trips the governor flew to Ketchum, near Grand Lake, on a state plane that cost about $1,200 a trip.

“The state plane is available for her to use, and it cuts down on travel time and allows her to spend more time at her office,” said Alex Weintz a spokesman for the governor. “It's just a more efficient way of getting there.”

Fallin and her family's official residence is the state-owned mansion on NE 23 Street adjacent to the state Capitol.

But Fallin and Christensen purchased the house on Grand Lake in July 2011 as a second home for weekend getaways.

Megan Rolland

Staff Writer

by Phillip O'Connor
Enterprise Editor
O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently...
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