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Mary Fallin releases statement after being named vice chair of Trump-Pence presidential transition team

Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin visits Trump Tower

Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin visits Trump Tower

NEW YORK – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has released a statement after being named a vice chair to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

On Tuesday, Trump and Vice President-elect and Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team Mike Pence announced the addition of new vice chairs, executive committee members and key staff leadership who will join the Trump-Pence presidential transition team.

Fallin was one of the new vice chairs named in Tuesday’s announcement.

In a statement obtained by NewsOK, Fallin said she is looking forward to the opportunity.

“I’m honored to serve on the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team. I’m looking forward to working with the many distinguished leaders on the team to help support this administration that will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace. I’m also proud to make sure Oklahomans’ values and concerns are heard during this important process.”

Trump met with Fallin last week at Trump Tower in New York to discus the possibility of her accepting a position in his administration.

There are rumors Fallin is still being considered for Secretary of the Interior in Trump’s administration.

When asked about her qualifications as head of the Interior Department, Fallin cited her experience dealing with the state’s Native American tribes and the 12 years she spent on the governing board of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, among other things.