The Southwest Oklahoma Republican women will hold their Third Annual Beans and Baskets event, Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. This event will be held at the Jackson County Expo Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and immediately following dinner, Rep. Don Armes will begin auctioning baskets for this fun event. Join us for a great evening of great food, fun, and politics. Tickets are $15 per person or tables of ten may be purchased for $150. Contact Deb Davis, 580-471-2573 for tickets or further information.
Special guest speaker for the evening will be Lt. Governor Todd Lamb.
Lamb became Oklahoma’s Lt. Governor on Nov. 2, 2010. With a campaign focused on job growth and economic development, Lt. Governor Lamb achieved an overwhelming victory and quickly began putting his forward-thinking ideas and agenda in place. He was appointed to the Governor’s cabinet as the advocate for Oklahoma’s small business.
An Enid native, Lamb played football at Louisiana Tech University, then returned to Oklahoma earning his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
In 1993, Todd Lamb worked on the campaign staff of gubernatorial candidate Frank Keating. Upon Keating’s election, Lamb worked alongside the Governor for four years. During his time in the Governor’s office, Lamb traveled to all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, almost half of the United States, and 2 foreign countries promoting Governor Keating’s pro-growth economic agenda. Lamb served in the Keating Administration from 1994 until 1998.
In 1998, Todd Lamb became a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. He was elected president of his Secret Service Academy class and graduated with special recognition. During his U.S. Secret Service tenure, Lamb investigated and made numerous arrests in the areas of counterfeiting, bank fraud, threats against the President, and identity theft. His duties included domestic and international protection assignments during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In 2000, Lamb was a site supervisor for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. In early 2001, he was appointed to the national Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he received training and briefings at the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. After the terrorists’ attacks, he was assigned to portions of the 9-11 investigation.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma Senate on Nov. 2, 2004 by the voters of Senate district 47 representing NW Oklahoma City and Edmond. Lamb was re-elected without opposition in 2008.
In 2009, Lamb became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history. He has worked as a landman in Oklahoma’s energy industry, and in addition to his Senate service, was General Counsel for an energy and wireless company in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Lt. Governor Lamb currently serves as Treasurer of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA) Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Aerospace States Association (ASA).
Todd Lamb and his wife Monica have been married 16 years and have two children, Griffin and Lauren. The Lambs are active members of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where Lamb serves as a church deacon. He has been a member of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association where he officiated high school football. He is active in many other civic and political organizations. In his spare time, Lamb enjoys fishing, hunting, reading, and spending time with his family.