Local & Regional
Mon January 24, 2011
David Walters Collects Millions
Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-governor collects millions in rent from Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former Gov. David Walters and his wife have collected millions of dollars in rent from state agencies since Walters left office.
The Democrat was governor from 1991 to 1995.
The Oklahoman reports the state has paid more than $2.3 million in rent for office space to real estate companies owned by Walters and his wife in the past five years.
More than $500,000 of that came from agencies that signed their leases after the couple bought the buildings between 2006 and 2008.
Former first lady Rhonda Walters manages the buildings. She says she and her husband don't sign tenants but leave that up to real estate brokerage firms they hire.
No law prohibits former governors from doing business with the state after leaving office.