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.
House District 88 includes trendy neighborhoods such as Heritage Hills and the Midtown, Plaza and Paseo districts.
A transgender Oklahoma City police officer retired from the force Monday and plans to run for an open seat in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Democrat Paula Sophia Schonauer said she plans to file paperwork on Thursday to be a candidate for House District 88 in central Oklahoma City that includes Heritage Hills and the Midtown and Plaza districts.