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Oklahoman Published: June 20, 2014
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Four Democrats are seeking the House District 89 seat being vacated by term-limited Rep. Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City. No Republican filed for the office.

Virginia Poindexter

Age: 43

Residence: Oklahoma City

Occupation: Self-employed

Quotable: “I was a born advocate and I was an advocate for mental health for years. ... (Residents of House District 89) are concerned about eminent domain, flooding, street repairs, stray animals and crime. They feel like they’ve been left behind.”

Mary Sosa

Age: 64

Residence: Oklahoma City

Occupation: Retired communications dispatcher

Quotable: “I have always been a community volunteer ever since my children were little. This is just another form of community service. ... The minimum wage, single parents struggling to make ends meet and seniors not feeling secure ... are the three main projects I have in mind when I get to the Capitol.”

Shane Stone

Age: 21

Residence: Oklahoma City

Occupation: Construction company building superintendent

Quotable: “My family has lived in the district for five generations and south Oklahoma City has been ignored through all those generations. ... Education, roads and neighborhood safety (all need to be addressed). We aren’t giving our kids a good opportunity in the beginning, and then we aren’t taking care of our seniors.”

Chris Bryant

Age: 58

Residence: Oklahoma City

Occupation: unknown

Quotable: No quote provided