Who Is Saira Blair? And How’d She Do It So Young?

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Saira Blair, a Republican from West Virginia, is the youngest elected lawmaker in the country.

Blair, 18, destroyed her 44-year-old Democratic opponent 63 percent to 30 percent to earn a seat in West Virginia’s House of Delegates.

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Blair – who beat a two-term incumbent in the primary when she was just 17, too young to even vote for herself – said in an interview in May that she wants to borrow ideas from Texas to bring more jobs to West Virginia.

A West Virginia University freshman, Blair, did most of her campaigning out of her dorm room.

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