West Virginia's Saira Blair Becomes America's Youngest State Lawmaker
Saira Blair, 18, became the youngest state lawmaker in the nation on Tuesday after being elected to represent a small district in West Virginia. A Republican, Blair did the majority of her campaigning out of her West Virginia University dorm room. She defeated her Democratic opponent 63% to 30% and pledged to reduce business taxes and work toward the progression of antiabortion and pro-gun positions. Fewer than 5% of the 7,300 state legislators in the U.S. are under the age of 30. Blair will defer her spring semester to attend the part-time legislature's 60 day session. Blair also contributed $4,000 to her own campaign.
By Jordan Moses
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