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Transgender candidate misses making Oklahoma history by 22 votes

Friday, August 29, 2014
Paula-Sophia
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A former Oklahoma City police officer who sought to become the state's first transgender lawmaker has conceded defeat in the Democratic primary runoff for a seat in the state House of Representatives. Paula Sophia lost the runoff by a razor thin margin of only 22 votes.

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Transgender woman advances in Oklahoma House race

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Paula Sophia
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A transgender candidate who is a former Oklahoma City police officer has advanced to a runoff for a state House seat. Democrat Paula Sophia will face businessman and former pastor Jason Dunnington in the Aug. 26 runoff. The winner will take a seat at the Legislature as there is no Republican in the race.

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Transgender Oklahoma City police officer to seek state House post

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Paula Sophia
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A transgender Oklahoma City police officer who engaged in a legal battle with the department a decade ago has retired from the force and plans to run for an open seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

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