The odds seemed impossible. Few political pundits around the state were even talking about the House District 34 race between an established Republican on the powerful finance committee and a young, up-start Democrat challenger in a Republican-controlled state.
Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins rose to the challenge and unseated the incumbent by a mere 32 votes.
“I filed to run only after doing my political diligence and after knowing that I could win,” Kreiss-Tomkins, 25, said. “I had precisely zero interest in being a sacrificial lamb led to electoral slaughter.”