Meet the High School Student Who Took Down a State Lawmaker
Saira Blair has been busy this week. She’s president of the Key Club at Hedgesville High School in West Virginia, and she’s been participating in a variety of activities as her class prepares to graduate next week.
Oh — and on Tuesday, she won a primary election for the state House.
Blair, who is 17, unseated two-term GOP incumbent Larry Kump. The district is heavily Republican, so she’ll be favored to win the seat in the fall.
She may be a teenager, but she sounds like a concerned parent when she talks about why she ran.
“A lot of my friends around the state have been able to find a good education in the state of West Virginia, but they haven’t been able to get a job,” she says.