Lt. Governor Todd Lamb has thrown his hat in the ring and is vying for the highest office in Oklahoma as Governor.
In doing this, Lamb has made a commitment to visit all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Lamb, has been meeting with residents across Oklahoma in all the counties for years.
While other campaigns may focus only on the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, Lamb knows that it will take all corners of the state working together to put Oklahoma on the proper course it needs.
Lamb spoke of his vision for RENEW (taken from Lamb’s flyer).
We have to fundamentally change how the legislative session operates so we can better focus on the budgeting process and hold unelected bureaucrats more responsible for how our tax dollars are spent. Regaining control of budgeting will help further reform state government and make it more efficient with taxpayer dollars.
The status quo is unacceptable. Oklahoma must improve its education system. We have to put parents back in control, get more money directly to classroom instruction, and maintain a focus on improving academic rigor and achievement.
Where we raise our families is what really matters, and all Oklahomans deserve to feel secure in their homes and their neighborhoods. Whether it’s a sprawling rural area, a small town, or one of our metro areas, we must improve our communities. By focusing on the most basic functions of government: safety, infrastructure, access to health care, and educational and economic opportunity, we will make Oklahoma a better state.
Oklahoma must diversify its economy so we are no longer at the mercy of fluctuations in the world’s commodity markets. Energy and agriculture remain the backbone of our economy. Todd Lamb is uniquely qualified to focus on economic development and recruitment of new types of businesses and jobs to our state.
Work is what it will take to make Oklahoma better. Our citizens deserve a government that works, an education system that works, and our students must be prepared to work. Todd Lamb will work with Oklahomans from every corner of the state to be a part of tapping into our unique pioneering spirit to renew Oklahoma for the next generation
Lamb is also committed to Rural Oklahoma - saying it is paramount for our next governor. “The Department of Commerce is really not rural focused. It is crucial that rural Oklahomans and rural counties see economic development too.”
About Todd Lamb
Oklahoma voters elected Todd Lamb as Lt. Governor on November 2, 2010. After a term in which Lamb successfully advocated for workers’ compensation reform, higher pay for Oklahoma’s Troopers, and growing Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, Lamb was reelected in 2014, winning in all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
Lamb continues to focus on being the voice of Oklahomans in the capitol. Every year he visits each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Lamb continues to champion small business and is currently pushing for reforms to the state’s unemployment compensation system as well as other regulatory reforms to help entrepreneurs prosper.
An Enid native, Lamb played football at Louisiana Tech University, then returned to Oklahoma earning his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
At the start of his career, Lamb worked for then gubernatorial candidate Frank Keating and then served in the Keating administration until 1998 when Lamb became a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service.
During his U.S. Secret Service tenure, Lamb investigated and made numerous arrests in the areas of counterfeiting, bank fraud, threats against the President, and identity theft. His duties included domestic and international protection assignments during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In early 2001, he was appointed to the national Joint Terrorism Task Force and after the terrorists' attacks, he was assigned to portions of the 9-11 investigation.
In 2004, Lamb was elected to serve in the Oklahoma state Senate. Lamb was re-elected in 2008 and in 2009 became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history.
Lamb has worked in the private sector as a landman in Oklahoma's energy industry, and was General Counsel for an energy and wireless company in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Lt. Governor Lamb has been consistently recognized as a leader. He served as chairman of the National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) and the Republican Lt. Governors Association (RLGA).
Todd Lamb and his wife Monica have two children, Griffin and Lauren.
The Lambs are active members of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where Lamb serves as a church deacon.