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Mauree Turner is the first non-binary lawmaker in U.S. history to be elected to Oklahoma State House.
HISTORIC WIN: Mauree Turner has been elected to Oklahoma’s state House, becoming one of the first non-binary state lawmakers in America and the first Muslim to serve in Oklahoma’s state legislature. pic.twitter.com/aFoHgTG9QZ
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Turner, 27, who uses the pronouns They / She, won the State House election in Ward 88 of Oklahoma. You are also the first Muslim person to be elected to the state legislature.
The organizer of the Democratic Community won against Republican candidate Kelly Barlean with around 71% of the vote. The campaign focused on issues such as judicial reform, public education, wages and integrated health care.
Turner said they were running for election because they believed Oklahoma residents with their “shared life experience” were not represented.
Turner is said to have grown up in a single parent family because his father was incarcerated for years and “lived on SNAP benefits” as a child. Her mother held up to three jobs and the family struggled to stay afloat.
Prior to continuing his political campaign, Turner was field director for the Campaign for Smart Justice, a criminal justice reform project led by the American Civil Liberties Union.
According to the Victory Fund’s Out on the Trail report, a historic number of gender and non-binary people ran for political office in 2020, with 17 campaigns underway that year, up from just four in 2018. It shows a huge increase of 325%.
Congratulations to Mauree Turner on her historic victory!