May 14, 2014 2:39 PM

17-year-old wins seat in West Virginia legislature

A 17-year-old high school student has won her primary bid for West Virginia's House of Delegates.

Blair appears to be the winner of the 59th district race for the House of Delegates. According to unofficial results, the high school student managed to unseat incumbent Larry D. Kump by just 144 votes.

"It's wonderful," said Blair. "I really love the idea that I can potentially be a role model for not only the youth around my area but all across the state."

Although he did not come out on top, Kump says he is thankful for the four years he has served and for the support he has received throughout the years.

"I think everybody has a right to win," said Kump. "Voters win when they have a choice so makes no difference to me the age."

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