Cathy Costello asks Gov. Mary Fallin for appointment to fill husband Mark’s term as Labor Commissioner
CapitolBeatOK Staff Report
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Tuesday (September 8), Cathy Costello, the widow of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, requested that Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appoint her to serve the remainder of her husband’s term.
“So many in our state have been grieving over the loss of my late husband Mark. I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous support you have shown to me and my family during this time,” Costello said in a letter delivered to Fallin on Tuesday.
“As you know, Mark and I have been partners in everything since the day of our marriage. Throughout our 33 years in business, we have successfully launched 8 businesses in 6 different industries with service in over sixty countries worldwide, all while raising and educating our 5 children. We have always sought to use our resources to better the lives of those around us.”
Costello would join the wives of Presidents, Congressmen, and U.S. Senators who continued the work of their husbands after their death should she be appointed as Labor Commissioner.