June 26, 2014 •
Transgender Woman Advances to Runoff for Oklahoma House District 88
Paula Sophia, the first openly transgender officer in Oklahoma City Police Department history, is vying to become the state’s first openly transgender legislator. Sophia received enough votes in Tuesday’s primary to force a runoff for the Democratic nomination to represent Oklahoma House District 88.
Sophia will face former pastor Jason Dunnington in an August 26 runoff. There is no Republican challenger; the winner will bypass the general election as a member of the state legislature.
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