Governor-elect Mary Fallin names Denise Northrup Chief of Staff
CapitolBeatOK Staff Report
Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin today announced that longtime aide Denise Northrup will serve as her chief of staff in the governor’s office. Northrup previously served as district director in Fallin’s congressional office before managing the Fallin for Governor campaign.
“Denise is a dedicated public servant and an experienced and capable manager. She and I have worked together for over a decade and I’m excited to have her with me in the governor’s office,” said Fallin. “We have a lot of challenges in front of us, and I know she’s up to the task.”
In addition to her work in Fallin’s congressional office and with the Fallin for Governor campaign, Northrup managed the successful re-election campaigns of then Lieutenant Governor Fallin in 1998 and 2002, as well as the 2006 and 2008 Fallin for Congress campaigns. She has also spent time working for the Oklahoma Republican Party.
Northrup lives in Oklahoma City with her son and her husband, who is a sergeant in the Oklahoma City Police Department.