Lamb named winner in Poteau City Council race

Matt Lamb.
Ken Milam
News Editor

Local businessman Matt Lamb came out on top of a five-man field of candidates for Poteau's Ward 3 Seat 2 seat in Tuesday's special election, according to results from the LeFlore County Election Board.

The election was nonpartisan and no runoff will be required, even though no candidate received a 50 percent majority of the votes, according to the LeFlore County Election Board.

Lamp won the right to fill the unexpired term with 582 votes, or 37.45 percent.

His closest opponents were retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Harry Tustin with 444 votes, or 28.57 percent, and retired City of Poteau employee Don Harmon with 426 votes, or 27.41 percent.

Ron LaMar collected 72 votes for 4.63 percent and Brian D. Foos received 72 votes for 1.93 percent.

The seat was vacated earlier this year after former Councilman David White missed too many consecutive meetings. White's absences followed his arrest on misdemeanor drug and gun charges in Panama.

He was later indicted in federal court in Muskogee for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The case is pending in U.S. District Court in Muskogee.