Carol Hefner plans to 'show up' for the Todd Lamb Senate vacancy
By Patrick B. McGuigan
Carol Hefner of Edmond is likely to be deemed “front-runner” in the anticipated election to replace state Sen. Todd Lamb, the current state Senate floor leader who was elected lieutenant governor on Tuesday, November 2.
She formally announced her candidacy last week.
In a recent interview with CapitolBeatOK, Hefner said, “When it comes to politics, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” A passionate multi-issue conservative, she seems to fit the mood of the Oklahoma electorate. She contends: “I can guarantee I’ll make most of the people happy most of the time in my district.”
Hefner is the wife of Robert Hefner IV, a successful businessman. Months ago, after deliberating on the expected victory for Lamb as he sought the state’s number two political post, Hefner began quietly organizing. Then, some weeks ago, she filed necessary paperwork with the Ethics Commission and began raising money and planning for a race most observers believe will be settled in the Republican primary.
She recounted: “My feet have been set upon a course for quite awhile. This whole thing has a great feel about it. I know it’s the right thing.”