State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, right, talks with Carol Etgen, Fife city clerk. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

Confidence is key for 24-year-old lawmaker

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, 24, who works as a self-esteem coach, is bent on leveraging her age and self-assured nature toward improving the state’s education system — and not letting her youth become a sideshow.

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