Lt. Governor Lamb visits Free-Lance office

Oklahoma Lt. Governor and former Senator Todd Lamb visited the Free-Lance office last Wednesday. Lt. Gov. Lamb recently announced his candidacy for Oklahoma Governor. The Oklahoma Gubernational Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

(Photo by TRACY GOZA)

By TRACY GOZA

Free-Lance Editor

Current Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb visited the Henryetta Free-Lance office last Wednesday.

He announced his official filing on April 11 as 2018 Oklahoma Governor candidate.

A Republican, Lt. Gov. Lamb was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2004 through 2010, when he became Lt. Governor.

He has an extensive list of plans he wants to work on and put into effect to help Oklahomans.

Among those plans include:

• Reform Government – “It is time to terminate the status quo. That starts with reforming and changing our budget process, moving to zero-based budgeting and holding unelected bureaucrats responsible for how our tax dollars are spent. We must reform our Medicaid program and address the billions of dollars in government giveaways,” Lt. Gov. Lamb said.

• Education – “We have to get more of our education dollars into the classroom where the two most important people are: teachers and students. We have to put parents back in control, improve academic achievement and reduce administrative costs so we get a minimum of 65% of every education dollar spent directly in the classroom,” he said. He is adamant about helping both students and teachers. His wife of 22 years, Monica, is a teacher and they have two children, Griffin and Lauren. The issue is a very personal one for him and dear to his heart, he said.

• Neighborhoods – “Oklahomans have chosen to raise their families here because they value their quality of life. I want our children and their children to have opportunities to grow and succeed in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties and not have to move to another part of the country.”

• Economic Growth – “President Trump is leading an economic turnaround in our nation by cutting taxes, eliminating regulations and putting people back to work. I will do the same thing in Oklahoma. Energy and agriculture remain the backbone of our economy, however it has never been more important than now to have a detailed plan to diversify our economy.”

• Work – “I’m ready to work every day, as long as it takes, to make Oklahoma better. As a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service, I developed the determination and grit necessary to ensure our government works, our education system works and our students are prepared to work in a global economy. I won’t stop and I won’t give up until we have fixed our problems.”

Every year, Lt. Gov. Lamb visits each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.

Other facts about Lt. Gov. Lamb include: 100% Farm Bureau Voting record, former petroleum sandman and executive in the telecommunications industry, recipient of the Christian Business Men’s Coalition Salt & Light Award and member of Quail Springs Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

A graduate of Enid High School, Lt. Gov. Lamb attended Louisiana Tech University, then transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where he received his bachelor’s degree. He also received his Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2005.

In the race for Governor for 2018, other candidates include Barry Gowdy of Elk City, Gary Richardson of Tulsa, Christopher Barnett of Tulsa, Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City, Dan Fisher of El Reno, Kevin Stitt of Tulsa, Eric Foutch of McLoud, Gary Jones of Cache and Blake Stephens of Tahlequah, all Republicans; Joe Exotic of Wynnewood, Chris Powell of Bethany and Rex Lawhorn of Broken Arrow, all Libertarians; Connie Johnson of Forest Park and Drew Edmondson of Oklahoma City, both Democrats.

The Oklahoma Gubernational Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

For more information about Todd Lamb for 2018 Governor, visit: votetoddlamb.com or email: info@votetoddlamb.com.

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