Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb will head a group of state and territorial seconds-in-command for the next year.
Lamb on Friday was elected chairman of the National Lieutenant Governors Association on the group's last day of its three-day conference in downtown Oklahoma City.
“I look forward to representing Oklahoma on a national level,” said Lamb, who was picked as chairman-elect last year.
Lamb said one of his first questions to the association's staff after he was elected lieutenant governor in 2010 was inquiring about getting the annual meeting to Oklahoma. His mission was twofold: To provide an economic boost to the state and more importantly to expose Oklahoma to the other lieutenant governors.
“It has been great showing off my home state this week,” he said. “Oklahoma is a place where entrepreneurial spirits thrive, businesses grow and family values are at the center of who we are.”
Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman of Connecticut was elected chairman-elect, and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was elected treasurer of the nonpartisan group. Lamb is a Republican, Wyman is a Democrat and Reynolds is a Republican.
Those attending the conference approved a resolution encouraging state and local agency officials to review their policies regarding disaster and emergency response and work with the RX Response program, a coalition of biopharmaceutical suppliers. Another called upon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue separate standards for coal- and natural gas-powered generating units.