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.