Caleb Hanna: Youngest black legislator in America

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Once again, young leaders are expanding the direction and vision of politics – in a really good way. A young leader in West Virginia was featured in an article by Susan Matthis Johnson.

The first thing Caleb Hanna did — once he knew he had won his historic election to the West Virginia House of Delegates — was order a No. 2: “Double quarter-pounder with cheese and fries,” he said.

The 19-year-old Richwood High School graduate waited for the results on Nov. 6 with his mom and dad at McDonald’s in Summersville. “I was so nervous I hadn’t eaten a thing all day,” he said.

Monitoring the race on his iPhone, it wasn’t until 10:30 that night that he learned he had soundly defeated three-term incumbent, Webster County Democrat Dana Lynch.

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