History was broken when an 18 years old girl west Virginia freshman Saira Blair was elected into west Virgina house of delegate she will become the youngest lawmaker in America history. At 17, Saira Blair defeated republican incumbent state lawmaker Larry D. Kump in the Gop primary for 59th District back in April. November 4 2014, Siara was elected to the house of delegates. The young blair plans to defer her spring classes to travel to the state’s capital in Charleston and participate in the 60-day legislative session from January to march and make up for her classes in the summer and fall. 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. Blair will be representing the 59th district of 18,000 people in west Virgina’s eastern panhandle,not far from from Washington D.C. Saira might be young in politics but she has a father who is not a novice in politics her dad Craig Blair who is currently a state senator,served in the house of delegates for eight years. Miss Saira Blair also a staunchly conservative holding-anti abortion,pro-gun,and anti-gay marriage views
Saira Blair, a Republican from Martinsburg, WV, defeated her two opponents by a landslide on Tuesday night and was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates from the 59th district.
Blair won with 63 per cent of the vote compared to her main opponent Layne Diehl who only received 30 per cent of the vote.
“I am honored and humbled to have been elected the youngest member to ever serve in the West Virginia House of Delegates,” said Blair in a statement posted on her Facebook Page. “When I made the decision to run for public office, I did so because I firmly believe that my generation’s voice, fresh perspective and innovative ideas can help solve some of our state’s most challenging issues.”
Blair only turned 18 in July and she was just 17 years-old when she defeated two-term Republican Delegate Larry D. Kump in the primary election in May.
In her campaign, Blair pledged to work to reduce certain taxes on businesses and will focus on creating more jobs throughout the state.
“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,” said Blair.