GOP Lt. Govs. court Hispanics
EDMOND — Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb has invited New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez to Oklahoma to visit with the state’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic business leaders in July. They will discuss this week’s private enterprise announcement of transforming the former Crossroads Mall into a Hispanic Cultural Center there on south Interstate 35 in Oklahoma City.
Hispanic outreach is important to the state, Lamb told The Edmond Sun.
“I actually met with those developers in my office when they were telling me about their plan for the former Crossroads,” Lamb said. “That’s not partisan politics. That’s economic development.”
The meeting will be in conjunction with the Lt. Governor’s Conference that Lamb will host in July.
The 1889 Land Run provided a lot of diversity to Oklahoma Territory that has continued into statehood, Lamb said.
He said it is also important to remember that Gov. Mary Fallin is Oklahoma’s first female governor. Also, Republican state Rep. Pam Peterson is the state’s first female majority floor leader, Lamb said. He also noted that Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon is of American Indian and black ancestry.