OKLAHOMA CITY — A transgendered former police officer and a pastor whose legislator wife is known for incendiary comments are among the candidates in hotly contested primary races for the Oklahoma Legislature.
A total of 18 seats, four in the Senate and 14 in the House, could be decided in the June 24 primary election since candidates of only one party filed for those seats. Candidates must secure more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.
Ex-Oklahoma City police officer Paula Sophia is one of four Democrats running for an open House seat.
If elected, she would be the state’s first transgendered office holder.
Rep. Sally Kern’s husband, Steve, is running for state Senate. Sally Kern once said homosexuals pose a greater threat to the country than terrorism.
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