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Yasminda Choate Announces Candidacy for House District 28

April 28, 2020
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Yasminda Choate, a long-time resident of Sasakwa, filed her run for House District 28 in this election cycle. Choate is running for office because she believes that the voices of rural Oklahomans need to be heard in the State Legislature. She says, “Far too often, laws are passed that make the lives of Seminole and Pottawatomie County residents more difficult.” She especially is concerned at budget decisions that negatively impact funding for rural hospitals and schools. Additionally, she firmly supports Native governments in their legal battle with Governor Stitt over renewing the Tribal Gaming Compact. Choate states, “Our Native American Nations do a great deal of good within House District 28. It’s unfair for the Oklahoma government to act in bad faith while negotiating this contract.”

Choate has served as the Chairperson for the Seminole County Democratic Party since late 2018. She is employed as a professor of English at Seminole State College and serves as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Ada. Choate enjoys working with poultry on her small farm in her hometown of Sasakwa and has one daughter who attends Konawa Schools. Inquiries about her campaign can be directed to ymchoate@gmail.com or P.O. Box 244, Sasakwa, OK 74867.

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