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RPLA/LAFRW Host Youngest Legislator In U.S.

on September 20, 2015 - 10:37pm
West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair, 18, speaks with community youth and adults and Republican Party members Saturday afternoon at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
From left, Rep. Saira Blair, RPLA Chair Bill McKerley and LAFRW President Bethany Douglas at Saturday's event at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair speaks with local youth during her Meet & Greet event at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
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The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women hosted a Meet & Greet Saturday at UNM-LA for West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair.

Rep. Blair traveled to Los Alamos over the weekend to present the featured talk at the annual Constitution Day Dinner at the golf course community building.

She is the youngest elected state legislator in the United State. She defeated an incumbent in November 2014 at the age of 18, to win a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates from the state's 59th District. She won her primary election at the age of 17.

Youth, young adults and other community members attended the event to learn the details behind her achievement, which included writing letters to residents in her district and mailing out a 16-page booklet filled with information about her as well as her stands on the issues.

 

Audience members speak with West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The Q&A portion of the Meet & Greet Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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