Wednesday, November 19, 2014
"24-Year-Old Republican Baffles Democrats, Heads to the State House"
And Republicans aren't usually the toast of any town.
That's why this story caught my eye...
Recently, Ellis E. Conklin writes about this at SeattleWeekly.com:
"From the outset to the bitter end, Democrats would not take her seriously. She was too young, they said, unseasoned and unqualified—just a pretty face with a thin resume and no political experience. Then 24-year-old Melanie Stambaugh shocked them all and won going away.
In doing so, the blue-eyed, blonde 2009 Daffodil Queen became the youngest woman elected to the Washington State Legislature since November 3, 1936, when Margaret Coughlin, a Seattle Democrat, captured a House seat two days after her 24th birthday."