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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010
    New Jersey

    17-year-old high school student beats sitting W.Va. lawmaker in GOP primary

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

    After Tuesday's GOP primary, the 17-year-old is one election away from becoming the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. Larry Swan, sworn in as a 20-year-old delegate in 1972, set the current record.
    You go, Girl!


  2. #2
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    Feb 2014
    I don't agree with her views for the most part, but I think it's great that she's worked so hard for this! I love teenage energy. :-)

  3. #3
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    Jan 2011
    A 17 year old simply does not have the life experience to form a sound opinion about anything, especially government policy. IMO to serve in public office you should be at least 30 to qualify.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2008
    Wow -
    Blair's Democratic opponent, 44-year-old lawyer Layne Diehl, said that it's positive that the teen won the primary, despite their differing views.

    "She certainly has taken on this challenge and I think that she's up to it," Diehl said.

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