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First Muslim, non-binary state lawmaker elected in Oklahoma

Posted at 9:39 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 13:32:19-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — A historic win in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

People in Oklahoma City District 88 overwhelmingly voted Democrat Mauree Turner into the State House. Turner won against Republican Kelly Barlean.

The Victory Fund said Turner is the first non-binary state lawmaker in the country and the first Muslim person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature.

Tuner works in holistic justice system reform, LGBTQ+ equity justice, cultural sensitivity and religious freedom, according to the Victory Fund.

Nationwide, the Victory Fund reports a historic number of non-binary and transgender people ran for office in the 2020 election. A total of 70 people across the country ran, that's a 325 percent increase from 2018.

2 Works for You interviewed Turner on the win. Turner speaks on never seeing themselves in politics when they were young and how being a vessel for others feels good.

Mauree Turner speaks on winning District 88 election

For more information on Mauree Turner and the Victory Fund, CLICK HERE.

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