Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $497,000
Term limits:  None
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Oklahoma Constitution, Article IV, Section 1A
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Todd Lamb.jpg
Name:  Todd Lamb
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $114,713
Next election:  November 6, 2018
Last election:  November 4, 2014
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The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking officer of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Oklahoma. The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms.

Current officeholder

See also: Current Lieutenant Governors

The 16th and current lieutenant governor is Todd Lamb, a Republican elected in 2010.[1]


The Oklahoma Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

Under Article VI, Section 1A:

The Executive authority of the state shall be vested in a Governor, Lieutenant Governor...


A candidate for the lieutenant governor must be:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • at least 31 years old
  • a resident of Oklahoma for at least 10 years


Oklahoma state government organizational chart
See also: Gubernatorial election cycles by state
See also: Election of lieutenant governors

Oklahoma elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Oklahoma, 2018, 2022 and 2026 are all lieutenant lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the second Monday in the January following an election.

Oklahoma voters cast a separate ballot for governor and lieutenant governor. Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor must conduct separate campaigns.

Full history


See also: Oklahoma Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Republican incumbent Todd Lamb won re-election on November 4, 2014.

Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Lamb Incumbent 68.5% 562,088
     Democratic Cathy Cummings 31.5% 258,564
Total Votes 820,652
Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.


Details of vacancies are addressed under Article VI, Section 15.

At any time when the office of the lieutenant governor becomes vacant, the president pro tem of the Oklahoma State Senate succeeds.



The lieutenant governor is the first in line to become the new governor upon the death, resignation or removal of the governor. The lieutenant governor also serves as the president of the state senate, and may cast the tie breaking votes in that chamber.

He has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign.


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State budget

See also: Oklahoma state budget and finances

The budget for the Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $497,000.[2]


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See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 74, Chapter 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes

Title 74, Chapter 10, Section 250.4 (§74‑250.4) of the Oklahoma Statutes sets the lieutenant governor's annual salary equal to that of an associate district judge in a county with a population between 10,000 and 30,000.[3][4] The amount of compensation is prescribed by law, pursuant to Article VI, Section 34 of the Oklahoma Constitution:

Each of the officers in this article named shall, at stated times, during his continuance in office, receive for his services a compensation, which shall not be increased or diminished during the term for which he shall have been elected; nor shall he receive to his use, any fees, cost, or perquisites of office or other compensation.


In 2014, the lieutenant governor received a salary of $114,713, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]


In 2013, the lieutenant governor was paid an estimated $114,713. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[6]


In 2010, the lieutenant governor was paid $114,713, the 13th highest lieutenant gubernatorial salary in America.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Capitol building
2300 North Lincoln Blvd. Suite 211
Oklahoma City, 73105

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