State to vote on lieutenant governor, labor commissioner
OKLAHOMA CITY — The campaign for Oklahoma’s second-highest office tops an undercard of statewide offices in the Nov. 4 general election that also includes a low-key race for commissioner of labor but no contests for other statewide seats in which incumbents were unopposed or the race was decided in a primary election.
Republican Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb is campaigning running for a second four-year term as the state’s second-in-charge with a record he says has stressed job creation and job expansion.
“I’m running for re-election to focus on economic development for the state of Oklahoma,” said Lamb, 42. “We’ve done well in Oklahoma. We’ve been the envy of many states.”
But his Democratic opponent, Oklahoma City restaurateur Cathy Cummings, said the state’s business-development efforts have focused primarily on large employers and has overlooked Oklahoma’s small businesses, which she said employs 92 percent of Oklahomans.
“What better person to be a small-business advocate than an actual small-business owner?” said Cummings, 53.