Senate Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb hasn’t announced his official candidacy for lieutenant governor yet, but that can’t be too far off.
Earlier today, Lamb, R-Edmond, named former U.S. Sen. Don Nickles and Sandridge Energy Chief Executive Officer Tom Ward as his statewide campaign chairmen.
Clearly, Lamb has widespread Republican support, and it doesn’t hurt when oil and gas industry is on your side.
Lamb, a former Secret Service agent, has been a member of the State Senate since 2004. He also worked for former Gov. Frank Keating and currently is general counsel for an Edmond company that provides services for oil, natural gas and telecommunications companies.
“Todd Lamb has successfully fought for our shared conservative values. He has championed lower taxes and reforms that are helping to create jobs in Oklahoma and is a leading pro-life legislator,” Ward said.
Lamb also had kind words for his supporters:
“Don Nickles helped usher in the Reagan era of Oklahoma politics and helped set the conservative agenda for more than two decades. Tom Ward is a proven job creator who has demonstrated what it means to have a servant’s heart by giving back to the community. I believe we all share the same basic values: we need strong families, an economy that rewards innovation and entrepreneurship and a government that focuses on protecting our basic rights of life and liberty,” Lamb said.
Sen. Kenneth Corn, D-Poteau and Rep. John Wright, R- Broken Arrow have also announced plans to run for the seat that will be vacated by Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. Askins is running for governor.
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