CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Martinsburg teenager Saira Blair is hoping to juggle a legislative session with her first year of college.
Blair filed pre-candidacy papers to run for the House of Delegates Aug. 5. She would turn 18 in time to meet state requirements that House members be at least 18 years old and a member of his or her district for at least one year.
Blair is the daughter of daughter of Sen. Craig Blair, a Berkeley Republican. She said she has quietly worked alongside her father throughout his campaigns, and her interest was sparked by age 7.
She credits the push to run this year from her recent experience with the youth in a government program that puts 200 students from throughout the state in Charleston.
Information from: The State Journal, http://www.statejournal.com