High School student who took down a Lawmaker

Edgar López By Edgar López, 17th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Saira Blair

If you don't know who she is then let me tell you a little about her. She is a 17 year old high school student from West Virginia. She won recognition when just a couple of days ago she unseated two-term GOP incumbent Larry Kump. She may be just a teenager, but she sure sounds like a concerned parent when she was asked why she ran. She quoted "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 find a good job". She encouraged her friends to vote and also received help from family members. "It didn't come out of the blue because her dad, who is the state senator for this area, was working vigorously on her behalf," said Kump.
Even Saira's Democratic opponent, Layne Diehl, says she admires someone so young for getting involved in civic life. "There are too many young people who aren't paying attention to what's going on," added Denny Hedges, who works in auto sales in Hedgesville, West Virginia. "She mobilized her people; she was effective. She just did a better job of campaiging." says Kump in gracious defeat.

Great job

To me this is great, awesome because it comes to show me and the world that my generation is not full of brained washed kids. It shows me that there is teens out there that do pay attention to whats going on in the world. Thumbs up to Saira Blair and her family, and hope she is successful in her future.


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author avatar Pace21
20th May 2014 (#)

Interesting post

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