OKLAHOMA CITY — A transgender candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives on June 24 secured enough votes to force a run-off against her leading Democratic opponent.
Paula Sophia will face Jason Dunnington in the race to succeed lesbian state Rep. Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City) in House District 88.
Floyd won her Democratic primary for Senate District 46 that gay state Sen. Al McAffery (D-Oklahoma City) currently holds. He announced his campaign to succeed Congressman James Lankford who won the GOP primary in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
Sophia is a retired Oklahoma City police officer.
“Paula’s experience as a beat cop in Oklahoma City has provided her a unique perspective on the issues and concerns facing her neighbors in HD 88,” reads her website.