Rep. Tom Dent sponsors Cle Elum-Roslyn High School student as House page

Brennan Maletzke, a student at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake.

In his free time, Brennan enjoys fly fishing and rodeo saddle bronco riding. One day, he hopes to be a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association cowboy or a writer covering the sport of competitive fishing.

As part of his page duties, Brennan learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. He also participated in ceremonial duties and assisted representatives on the House floor.

“It was an honor to sponsor Brennan. He's a smart kid and I hope he enjoyed the experience,” said Dent. “The page program is important because it teaches our young people how state government works. Being around students as passionate as Brennan makes me hopeful about our future.”

In addition to his page duties, Brennan also attended page school each day. As part of a final project, he co-sponsored a mock piece of legislation that would mandate police officers to wear body cameras in areas with high volumes of crime.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

For more information about the House Page Program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications