Brad Henry not sure what he’ll do after leaving mansion – but he’ll be working

By Patrick B. McGuigan

Published: 21-Jun-2010

After the seriousness of a state Board of Equalization meeting today (Monday, June 21) Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry’s substantive exchange with reporters in the state Capitol press corps turned toward some levity for a few minutes.

Repeating a question that has frequently come in recent months, reporters wanted to know what the chief executive might be doing seven or eight months from now. He replied, “I honestly don’t know. If I did know, I would tell you.”

Henry said he and his wife, Kim, had come to love the Oklahoma City community and, as has been previously reported, have purchased a home in northeast Oklahoma City. Before his election as chief executive in 2002, Henry represented Shawnee in the state Senate.

Henry continued, “I do know my wife will be running the Sarkey’s Foundation.” One senior member of the press corps then queried, “Is there any chance you might be able to live exclusively on the First Lady’s salary?”

The governor joined in chuckles that followed, but said, “I don’t think so, but even if I did think so, Kim has already told me I have to keep working.”