Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair will become the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. The Republican defeated Democrat Layne Diehl on Tuesday to win a seat in the state House of Delegates to become the youngest state lawmaker in the U.S..
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Blair’s birthday was in July, so she barely met the 18-year-old minimum age for West Virginia House delegates.
Blair is a freshman attending West Virginia University. She plans to skip spring classes so she can serve as a lawmaker. The Legislature meets for 60 days from January to March.
In a May primary, the Martinsburg teen defeated incumbent Republican Del. Larry Kump, who is almost four times her age.Republican War on WomenTM!
Blair is pro-life, pro-gun rights and pro-business. Her father, Craig Blair, is a sitting Republican state senator from the Eastern Panhandle.
You go girl! Show 'em how it's done.
As noted in Wombat-socho's "Live at Five: 11.06.14." and linked in Wombat-socho's grand "Rule 5 Sunday: Flowtation" at The Other McCain.