Dent sponsors student in House Page Program

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Dent sponsors student in House Page Program

Sponsored by his 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, home-schooled student Cooper Lawson spent a week in Olympia, Feb. 26 – March 1, as a page in the state House of Representatives.

“It is always great to sponsor the young people from the 13th District in the House Page Program. I am grateful for Cooper’s service during his week in Olympia. I hope he will continue to find ways to be involved in the legislative process in the future,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake. “The program is an excellent way for students to learn how our state government operates. I trust he had a good time, and made lasting friendships with the other pages.”

Cooper is the son of Phil and Andrea Lawson of Moses Lake. His interests include baseball and computers.

Each year students from around the state apply to become a page. Applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages are paid $65 a day and can also earn up to 20 hours of community service. Applicants who need financial assistance for the expense of traveling and staying in Olympia may also apply for the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship, which helps to offset expenses.

For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

Rep. Dent with Page Cooper Lawson.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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