FREDERICK Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb visited with local constituents during a town hall meeting Tuesday at the BancFirst Conference Center.
Lamb, elected as lieutenant governor in 2010, reported that he made visits to all of Oklahoma's 77 counties in 2011 and has visited 67 of the state's counties so far in 2012. He said that meeting with constituents in cities and towns across Oklahoma provides his office with more information concerning issues and challenges facing Oklahomans than sitting in his office at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City.
"I want to learn from you and find out what's going on around Oklahoma," he said. "I enjoy coming to Tillman County and Southwest Oklahoma and feel very comfortable here and want to come back."
Lamb said he is an advocate of "small business" which accounts for over 97 percent of employment in Oklahoma. "It's the backbone of our economy," he said.
The lieutenant governor reported that he would like to see Oklahoma out-do its much larger neighbor to the south of the Red River as far as the state's economy is concerned.
"As lieutenant governor, I want Oklahoma to beat Texas in something besides football," he said.