Republican Todd Lamb Elected Lieutenant Governor

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 2:52 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY – Republican Todd Lamb has been elected as Oklahoma's new Lieutenant Governor.

Lamb defeated Democratic candidate Kenneth Corn and Independent candidate Richard Prawdzienski.

With 62 percent of the state's precincts reporting unofficial results, Lamb received 61.8 percent of the vote over Corn, a term-limited state senator from Poteau.

A former secret service agent and current state senator, Lamb will have to vacate his state Senate seat in Edmond.

"I believe that Oklahoma's best days are ahead of us; however, to fully capitalize on the future, we must have an economic climate that allows for job creation and the flourishing of the entrepreneurial and pioneer spirit. As Lt. Governor, I will be an advocate for investment in the state, both from companies finding places to relocate and more importantly, from Oklahoma based businesses looking to expand."

Lamb's victory came despite an attack ad by Corn that attempted to link Lamb to a corruption investigation of state lawmakers. The Democratic district attorney behind the probe called Corn's attack "completely false."