WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – For 17-year-old Tina Majdinasab, part of her job President of the Wichita County Junior Bar Association, and served as a juvenile court attorney, but even those roles couldn’t be compared to what was to come next.
“I was overjoyed, as if you had no idea. So it was online so it was on a Zoom webinar and then they announced my name, I jumped out of my seat, I went and yelled at my family, ‘I’m going to Washington DC,’ ”said Majdinasab.
The aspiring Rider High School Senior was selected from 600 girls in this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Girls State to be one of two girls representing Texas at Girls Nation in Washington DC
“So we’re called senators and they make it a senate session to teach us more about the federal government,” Majdinasab said.
Her colleagues from the Wichita Falls League of Women Voters across town say it doesn’t come as a shock to see Tina representing Texas nationally.
“She’s the first person to join when she was 16, so just taking an interest in politics for someone so young and seeing how active she is,” said Kaye Holland, president of the League of Women Voters Wichita If.
This interest in politics comes from wanting to make a difference in her community.
“Politicians make decisions about our own lives, so why shouldn’t I know what the decisions are and how they will affect me. That sparked my interest in going into politics and government, ”said Majdinasab.
“I think it’s thanks to her school, her teachers, her parents, the assistant, I mean, she just kept going,” said Holland.
And Tina says she wants to involve more young people not only in local politics, but also at the national level.
“Without us there is no future in the United States or in the world,” said Majdinasab.
Tina says she is excited to serve as one of the Texas representatives and it really is the honor of her life.