For Immediate Release
February 18, 2014
DUNNINGTON TO RUN FOR OKLAHOMA HOUSE DISTRICT 88
Lifelong Democrat and Common Sense Progressive Seeking House Seat
Oklahoma City, OK – After being approached by many high-profile Democrats and neighbors to run for Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88, Jason Dunnington chose to declare his intentions to file for the open Oklahoma House seat being vacated by Representative Kay Floyd as she runs for the Oklahoma State Senate.
“Many people I have great respect for – including friends, family and neighbors – suggested I run for the Oklahoma House,” said Dunnington. “With Representative Kay Floyd choosing to run for the Senate, we need a strong leader to step up and continue to champion the important issues that are critical right now, for our children and future generations.”
“Jason Dunnington is a good friend and precisely the kind of leader that the Oklahoma House Democrats and Democrats across the state can be proud of,” stated House Democratic Leader Scott Inman. “Jason understands the importance of a strong public education system and our need for quality jobs. A fellow father, Jason is the type of candidate that will fight to make Oklahoma the kind of place that my children, his children and all Oklahoma children can thrive in.”
Dunnington has a seven year old son, Luca, and five year old daughter, Petra. He teaches sociology at Oklahoma City University and is part owner of a small business based in Oklahoma City. Dunnington is a former pastor as well as Vice President of Business Development at Shelton Investments. He currently attends St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He attended public schools growing up in Oklahoma and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma.
“I was raised in a middle class family of educators here in Oklahoma where I learned hard work, common sense and the importance of taking care of your community and the environment around you,” Dunnington continued. “Far too often, these values are overlooked by our current state legislature. Whether it is fighting for education funding, protecting the arts or defending women’s rights, I will not forget where I come from and who I represent.”
House District 88 encompasses prominent arts and business districts, Oklahoma City University, and many of Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods.