Todd Lamb (politician)
|16th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma|
January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Jari Askins|
|Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 47 district
November 2004 – January 2011
|Succeeded by||Greg Treat|
|Residence||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Website||Office of the Lieutenant Governor Website|
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Todd Lamb (born 1971) is a Republican United States politician from Oklahoma who is serving as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma and was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2004 to 2011. For the 52nd Oklahoma Legislature, Lamb's fellow Republican state senators elected him as their Majority Floor Leader. As Majority Leader, Lamb was the second highest ranking state senator, behind then-Senate President pro tempore Glenn Coffee.
Early life and career
Lamb is the son of Norman Lamb, a former Oklahoma State Senator and the former Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs under Governor Brad Henry. Lamb was raised in Enid, Oklahoma, and graduated from Enid High School and Oklahoma State University.
In 1993, he joined Frank Keating's campaign for Governor of Oklahoma, and was subsequently appointed to the Governor's staff following the November, 1994 election. He resigned from the Governor's staff in order to become a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service in 1998, where he conducted numerous criminal investigations relating to counterfeiting, bank fraud, identity theft, and threats against the President of the United States. During the 2000 presidential election campaign, he served as a site supervisor for George W. Bush's campaign. In 2001, he was appointed to the national Joint Terrorism Task Force, and following the 9/11 terror attacks was assigned to assist in the investigation of the attacks.
Lamb was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2004 to 2011, representing the 47th Senate District (which includes part of Oklahoma City as well as Edmond). He faced no opposition in the 2008 election.
In August 2009, the bill he introduced (which was made law) requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and offer women detailed information about the tests before performing abortions was struck down.
As Majority Floor Leader, Senator Lamb was Ex Officio in all committees.
Campaign for lieutenant governor
On July 1, 2009, Senator Lamb filed to run for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma in the 2010 elections. Senator Lamb made his announcement in late August 2009. As part of the announcement, Senator Lamb held events in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Enid, and Lawton.
Lamb faced four Republican primary election opponents in John A. Wright (R-Broken Arrow), a member of the Oklahoma State House, Bill Crozier (a former Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction), Bernie Adler (an Oklahoma City real estate investor), and Paul Nosak (a tree removal service owner from Oklahoma City), and won the primary election with over 66% of the votes cast, thus avoiding a runoff.
|Todd Lamb||Republican Party||25,918||71.36%|
|Adam Miller||Democratic Party||10,403||30.76%|
|Todd Lamb||Republican Party||156,834||66.84%|
|John A. Wright||Republican Party||41,177||17.55%|
|Paul F. Nosak||Republican Party||13,941||5.94%|
|Bill Crozier||Republican Party||12,177||5.19%|
|Bernie Adler||Republican Party||10,515||4.48%|
|Todd Lamb||Republican Party||659,242||64.03%|
|Kenneth Corn||Democratic Party||334,711||32.51%|
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor Website
- Todd Lamb for Lt. Governor
- Oklahoma State Election Board, 2004
||Majority Leader of the Oklahoma Senate
2009 - 2011
|Oklahoma State Senator from District 47
2005 - 2011
|Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
2011 - present
|Party political offices|
|Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma