Claremore Daily Progress

March 6, 2014

Lt. Gov. Lamb kicks off reelection campaign in Claremore

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Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE —

Lt. Governor Todd Lamb kicked-off his reelection campaign today at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

Surrounded by supporters and citing Oklahoma’s low unemployment rate, Lamb touted how Oklahoma’s implementation of conservative policies demonstrates to the nation and the world the effectiveness of conservative ideals.

He alluded to a quote from Will Rogers as to why he was starting his election campaign in Claremore.  Rogers said everyone should stop in Claremore before going anywhere. Lamb has visited Claremore and Rogers County numerous times since he was elected Lt. Governor in 2010, most recently to celebrate a public-private partnership with Pelco Structural and Catalayah Elementary School.

“Our state is on the cusp of a real renaissance,” Lamb stated.  “The work ethic of our people, a low-tax business environment for entrepreneurs, our Oklahoma standard of caring for our neighbors, and our God given energy resources make for an economic environment that is an example for the rest of America,” Lamb said.  “As I visit with business leaders across the nation, Oklahoma is now on their radar.  We are reversing the previous distorted images and are sending a message that Oklahoma is open to investment and productivity while still promoting the conservative values that bind our communities together.” 

“Our conservative values and policies are creating a stronger, more prosperous Oklahoma.  We are the envy of the nation.  Over the past 5 years, Oklahoma has consistently been ranked at the top of numerous economic categories,” Lamb stated.

“It has not been easy getting here, and there is still more work to be done. That is why I am running for reelection,” Lamb continued. 

“Together, we’ve lowered our tax burden, reformed workers’ compensation laws and invested in our highway infrastructure.  But we still have work to do.  We must renew our focus on public safety --- the most basic role of government.  We have to fight against job-stifling regulations of an ever encroaching federal government.  And, we cannot remain static. Other states and nations are striving to become more economically competitive and we must press forward,” Lamb said.

The two-day campaign tour includes stops in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Claremore, Duncan, Lamb’s hometown of Enid, Lawton, and Ponca City. 

In each of his first three years in office, Lamb has visited each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties and is on pace to do so again this year.

“I want every Oklahoman to know they have a voice at our state capitol.  One of our frustrations with Washington DC is we feel nobody is listening.  I want to make certain that never happens in Oklahoma,” Lamb concluded.