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18-year-old Saira Blair, a Republican from West Virginia, just became the youngest elected lawmaker in the country after trouncing her 44-year-old Democratic opponent 63 percent to 30 percent to earn a seat in West Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Blair – who beat a two-term incumbent in the primary when she was just 17, too young to even vote for herself – said in an interview on “Fox and Friends” in May that she wants to borrow ideas from Texas to bring more jobs to West Virginia.
In a statement, Ms. Blair thanked her supporters and family, as well as her opponents for running a positive campaign.
“History has been made tonight in West Virginia, and while I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, it is the future of this state that is now my singular focus,” she said.
Ms. Blair campaigned on a pledge to work to reduce certain taxes on businesses, and she also holds antiabortion and pro-gun positions. She defeated Democrat Layne Diehl, a 44-year-old Martinsburg attorney, whose top priorities included improving secondary education and solving the state’s drug epidemic.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse
I wouldn't fret she will likely be sitting right at the bank and will probably be ignore for the next few years of her political career, at least until they figure out if she takes bribes or not
Anyway her daddy is already a senator so we may be looking at the start of a new family dynasty
Although her dad – U.S. Senator Craig Blair – likely gave his daughter some pointers in the race, the teen reportedly contributed $4,000 of her own money into her campaign because she said, "I wanted voters to know I was serious."