Elected Oklahoma’s 27th Governor, and first woman governor, in 2010. She was reelected in 2014.
Early Years: Born 1954, Warrensburg, Missouri; raised in Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Education: Tecumseh High School; attended Oklahoma Baptist University; graduate of Oklahoma State University
Career: Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation; commercial real estate broker; state representative; Oklahoma’s first Republican and first woman lieutenant governor; two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Learn more on the Governor’s official website
Nickname: Sooner State
Capital: Oklahoma City
Population: 3.9 million
Size: The state covers 69,897 square miles
Economic drivers: energy production, agriculture, manufacturing, biotechnology
Did you know? The NBA's New Orleans Hornets became the first major league sports franchise to be based in Oklahoma when the team moved to Oklahoma City for two seasons following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.