Todd Lamb (politician)

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Todd Lamb
Todd Lamb.jpg
16th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Governor Mary Fallin
Preceded by Jari Askins
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 47th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2011
Preceded by Mike Fair
Succeeded by Greg Treat
Personal details
Born 1971 (age 42–43)
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Monica Lamb
Children Griffin
Lauren
Alma mater Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Religion Southern Baptist
Website Government website

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.

On July 1, 2009, Lamb filed to run for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma in the 2010 elections to succeed outgoing Lt. Governor Jari Askins, who stepped down to run for Governor of Oklahoma.

Early life and career[edit]

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.[1] Lamb attended Louisiana Tech University where he was member of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team.[2] After two years at La. Tech, he transferred to Oklahoma State University where he received his bachelor's degree.

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.[3]

Senate career[edit]

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[edit]

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.[4]

In the general election, Lamb faced Democrat Kenneth Corn and independent candidate Richard Prawdzienski and won with over 64% of the votes cast.[5]

Election results[edit]

November 2, 2004, Election results for Oklahoma State Senator for District 47
Candidates Party Votes %
  Todd Lamb Republican Party 25,918 71.36%
  Adam Miller Democratic Party 10,403 30.76%
Source: [1]
July 27, 2010, Election results for Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
Candidates Party Votes %
  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%
Source: [2]
November 2, 2010, Election results for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
Candidates Party Votes %
  Todd Lamb Republican Party 659,242 64.03%
  Kenneth Corn Democratic Party 334,711 32.51%
  Richard Prawdzienski Independent 35,665 3.46%
Source: [3]

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External links[edit]

Oklahoma Senate
Preceded by
Mike Fair
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 47th district

2005–2011
Succeeded by
Greg Treat
Preceded by
Charlie Laster
Majority Leader of the Oklahoma Senate
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Mike Schulz
Party political offices
Preceded by
Todd Hiett
Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
2010
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jari Askins
Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
2011–present
Incumbent