Todd Lamb (politician)
Todd Lamb (born October 19, 1971) is an American politician, who served as the 16th lieutenant governor of Oklahoma from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, he 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.
|16th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma|
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Jari Askins|
|Succeeded by||Matt Pinnell|
|Member of the Oklahoma Senate|
from the 47th district
January 2005 – January 2011
|Preceded by||Mike Fair|
|Succeeded by||Greg Treat|
|Born||October 19, 1971|
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Education||Louisiana Tech University|
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (BA)
Oklahoma City University (JD)
On July 1, 2009, Lamb filed to run for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma in the 2010 elections to succeed outgoing lieutenant governor Jari Askins, who stepped down to run for Governor of Oklahoma. Lamb ran for governor in the 2018 Oklahoma Gubernatorial Election, placing in third in the primary to former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt, who became the eventual GOP nominee and governor-elect.
On June 2, 2019, Lamb announced that he would become panelist of "Flash Point," a locally produced Sunday morning political talk show on NBC affiliate KFOR-TV (channel 4) in Oklahoma City, effective with the program's June 16 broadcast. He will take over the conservative panelist seat being vacated by former Oklahoma City mayor Kirk Humphreys (who left the show to focus on his job as CEO of local real estate investment firm Humphreys Capital).
Early life and careerEdit
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. Lamb attended Louisiana Tech University, where he was member of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team. After two years at La. Tech, he transferred to Oklahoma State University where he received his bachelor's degree. Todd also received his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2005.
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 information about the tests before performing abortions was struck down.
As majority floor leader, Lamb was ex officio in all committees.
Campaign for lieutenant governorEdit
On July 1, 2009, 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.
2018 gubernatorial campaignEdit
He lost the primary election on June 26 to Mick Cornett, former mayor of Oklahoma City, and businessman Kevin Stitt. Stitt won the runoff and later defeated former attorney general Drew Edmondson in the November general election.
|Todd Lamb||Republican Party||25,918||71.36%|
|Adam Miller||Democratic Party||10,403||30.76%|
November 4, 2008, Election results for Oklahoma
State Senator for District 47
|Todd Lamb||Republican Party||n/a||100.00%|
|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%|
November 4, 2014, Election results for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
|Todd Lamb (inc.)||Republican Party||562,008||68.5|
|Cathy Cummings||Democratic Party||258,564||31.5|
- "Oklahoma Primary Election Results". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
- Jordan Miller (June 4, 2019). "Todd Lamb to join KFOR's 'Flash Point'". The Norman Transcript. Community Newspaper Holdings. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- K. Butcher (June 2, 2019). ""It's been a great season here," Member of Flash Point team makes big announcement". KFOR-TV. Tribune Broadcasting. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- Barron, Robert, "Lamb:Oklahoma poised for great things", Enid News & Eagle, June 13, 2011
- "Todd Lamb: Oklahoma's lieutenant governor a former Louisiana Tech receiver". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb - About Todd Lamb". Ok.gov. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "SUMMARY RESULTS: Primary Election -- July 27, 2010". Ok.gov. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "SUMMARY RESULTS: General Election -- November 2, 2010". Ok.gov. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- Stewart, Sarah (February 16, 2017). "Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb resigns from Gov. Fallin's cabinet". KFOR. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
- "Lt. Governor Todd Lamb files candidacy paperwork for 2018 governor's race". KFOR.com. 2017-04-07. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "State Election Results, Statewide Primary Election, June 26, 2018". www.ok.gov.
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor Website
- Todd Lamb for Lt. Governor
- Oklahoma State Election Board, 2004
- Appearances on C-SPAN
| Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 47th district
| Majority Leader of the Oklahoma Senate
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
| Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma