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Candidate Vying For Legislature

Runoff Election Set for Tuesday

Nkem House, an attorney in private practice, is a candidate in a Democratic runoff election for a seat in the State House of Representatives.

Mr. House is vying to become the next District 99 state representative.


The runoff election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

“I am the only candidate in this race with the experience to fight for you,” Mr. House said in his campaign literature.

“Economic development and improved education for northeast Oklahoma City will be my top priorities if I am elected,” Mr. House said in an interview with The Black Chronicle.

“What I want to do is use this seat in the Legislature to galvanize the Black community,” he said.

“In consideration of the fact that Democrats are truly a minority in the State House,” he explained, “in that there are only 27 Democrats in the State House that has 101 members, we’re going to have to galvanize our community if we’re going to get things done.”

“It’s going to be difficult to get anything passed,” he said, “but I believe, with strong community support, it can be done.”...To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper