Transgender Police Officer Running for Oklahoma House Seat: VIDEO


Transgender Oklahoma City police officer Paula Sophia is making history in the Sooner state, KFOR reports:

Paula Sophia is running for house district 88 after spending twenty-two years on the Oklahoma city police force. It’s the same area she patrolled as an officer until her resignation on Monday. Now she says its time to serve in a different way.

“I was a community oriented police officer, now I’m going to be a community oriented legislature,” says Sophia.

Sophia says she wants to focus on a number of issues stating, “I have a deep concern about peace and justice, about respecting the dignity of every human being and I still deeply believe in those issues.”

One issue she has no concern about is being the second transgender woman to run for a house seat. The first was her campaign manager.

Watch their report, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted April 19, 2014 at 5:30pm ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Oklahoma, Oklahoma