Caleb Hanna became the nation’s youngest Black legislator earlier this month when he was sworn into the West Virginia legislature at the age of 19 years old.
As Breitbart reports, the “staunchly pro-life lawmaker” defeated a Democrat incumbent to win the seat and looks to bring a “new era of leadership to West Virginia’s government.”
Have you heard of him?
Probably not, because he may just be everything the Left despises: he’s Christian, conservative, pro-God, pro-gun, pro-life, fights for limited government and the Constitution.
During a campaign rally last year, Breitbart reports that Hanna described himself as: “I’m proudly a Christian conservative and was raised on the belief that success is built with hard work, commitment and dedication – West Virginia values that continue to guide me today.”
“I support the WV Pro-Life movement and have been endorsed in the Republican Primary by West Virginians for Life. I also fully support the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms,” the young lawmaker said in a candidate profile. “I will be a passionate, effective, and conservative fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution.”
“When I was only 10 years old I heard my father say, ‘The American Dream is getting harder to find. Opportunities are becoming tougher to come by, and the simple idea, of by doing the right thing and working hard you can provide for your family, just really isn’t so simple anymore.’ From that moment, I knew I wanted to somehow help and serve the people of the great Mountain State,” Hanna continued in the autobiographical account.
And: “My goal is very simple, and that’s to bring A New Era of Leadership to West Virginia government. By implementing my youth and skills into government, I can provide a fresh new perspective to policymaking that is not usual but is certainly effective. I have a vision for opportunity that others typically miss, and West Virginia needs that now more than ever. I have a lot of pride for this state I’ve always called home.”
Here’s more from Breitbart:
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Elected when he was just 19, Hanna easily defeated his Democratic opponent, incumbent Dana L. Lynch.
Hanna also has his eye on national politics.
“Illegal Immigration costs American taxpayers billions of dollars! Contact Sen. Manchins office and tell him to work for the wall!” Hanna said of Senator Manchin (D-WV) last week.
“I always told myself, when I had the chance, I would try to make a difference and I would do something myself,” Hanna said after winning the election. “The incumbent that I ran against (Dana Lynch, D-Nicholas), he had been county assessor for 30-some years. He was in the House of Delegates for three terms. He was a career politician, and, frankly, he was just there to collect a paycheck…he never passed a piece of legislation that he sponsored.”
“At a time when politics has become unhinged, I’ll be a voice of reason, and I won’t forget who I represent: the people of West Virginia,” Hanna said. “Thanks a million, God bless, and hope to see you around!”