17-Year-Old Conservative Could Be Youngest State Lawmaker Ever
Saira Blair won the West Virginia Republican Party primary Tuesday, unseating the 59th District House of Delegates incumbent, despite being only 17 years old. The teen from Martinsburg describes herself as a churchgoer, "pro-life," "pro-family," and "pro-marriage," and has the chance to become the youngest legislator in the state's history.
Saira Blair won the West Virginia GOP primary by an 872-728 vote margin, beating out 66-year-old incumbent Del. Larry Krump of Falling Waters. While he painted her as inexperienced, she pointed out that she learned a lot from her father, state Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeleyâ€” plus, the job isn't all that hard, she added....
Well she said, what I always thought any goofus can be in a state legislature -- and often are.
N wrote: One fine May morning not long ago my oldest son, 17 at the time, phoned to tell me that he had just spent a couple hours at the state police barracks. Apparently he had been driving "a little fast." What, I asked, was "a little fast"? Turns out this product of my genes and loving care, the boy-man I had swaddled, coddled, cooed at, and then pushed and pulled to the brink of manhood, had been flying down the highway at 113 miles an hour.