Why a Teen Who Just Graduated From High School Is Seeking Political Office

Saira Blair just graduated from high school, but that isn’t stopping her from running as a Republican for the West Virginia House of Delegates. She has already defeated an incumbent who was seeking a third term in office, and if elected, she will be the youngest to ever serve in the role.

“I know that it’s an uphill battle, but I’m proud of my conservative views, and I think they do the arguing for me,” Blair, who will be 18 in July, told Glenn Beck on Monday. “I think anyone, at any age, should have the ability to make those arguments because it’s the right way.”

Saira Blair is running for the West Virginia House of Delegates. (Image source: Facebook)
Saira Blair is running for the West Virginia House of Delegates. (Image source: Facebook)

When asked why she is seeking office, Blair said “the biggest factor is students.”

“I’ve watched so many kids my age get a good education from the West Virginia school system, but then after they graduate, they can’t get a good-paying job and they have to leave the state,” she remarked. “Students are our greatest export, and so I really want to bring jobs to the state.”

Blair said she will push to lower taxes, specifically citing corporate taxes and taxes on equipment and machinery.

“I think I bring a fresh perspective,” she remarked. “I’m not biased, and I’m not going to be taken captive into that world. I’m ready to go in, and I’m ready to be that difference.”

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