18-Year-Old Republican Defeats Democrat

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Saira Blair, 18, has won a seat on the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Yesterday in the general election, the pro-gun, pro-family and pro-business candidate defeated her Democrat opponent in a landslide, 63 percent to 30 percent. She plans to temporarily postpone her freshman year at West Virginia University so she can attend the state legislature’s 60-day session.
On her Facebook page, Blair offered these comments about her win:
“I am honored and humbled to have been elected the youngest member to ever serve in the West Virginia House of Delegates. I am deeply grateful to my supporters, volunteers, friends and family for their hard work during the campaign. I also want to thank my opponents for a running a positive and competitive race. For far too long, West Virginians have been burdened by high unemployment, a sluggish economy, and a government unwilling to listen to the needs of its citizens. 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. 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…”
Saira Blair originally decided to run for office because many of her contemporaries were being forced to leave the state to find employment somewhere else. “I think it’s important for us to bring jobs to the state of West Virginia. I see a lot of people get their high school and their college education in West Virginia and then they leave the state because they can’t find a good paying job,” Blair explained.

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0 responses to “18-Year-Old Republican Defeats Democrat

  1. Excellent! She sounds like the kind of young woman America needs MANY more of!

  2. May the angels protect her. I am sure that those who are already serving in the legislature will not be able to resist giving her a bad time due to her youth and inexperience. I don’t see how she could possibly do worse than the majority of legislators most states now have serving. My heart is with her, may she hold true to the values that swept her into office.

  3. Thank you, Mike, for bringing this good news to us, which gives me hope for the future.

  4. I’m sure the Democrat she was running against was much older,although this article doesn’t give the opponent’s age, but I’m also sure that Saira is much smarter at 18 than the Democrate will ever be. Commone sense, good morals and love of country and God are all things this country needs in truckloads to right the downward spiraling course that the Democratic Party has set us on.

  5. Wow! Mike, you shed a ray of hope on me with this article. Thank you for writing this great story.


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