Moses Lake student pages in the state House of Representatives

Carl Hart, a student at Moses Lake High School served as a page Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake.

“I am glad Carl made the effort to come to Olympia and get a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” Dent said. “We are at a very important time in politics at all levels and the more students stay involved, the better understanding they will have of the process and issues before them.”

Carl is the son of Daniel and Gretchen Hart. He runs track and cross country, and also participates in 4-H and FFA.

As a page, Carl observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. He also continued his studies for two hours each day and took part in page school where he learned how a bill becomes a law.

Each week during the legislative session, students 14-to 16-years old from across the state serve in the legislative page program. They must have a legislative member as a sponsor, as well as permission from their school and parents. They are paid $35 per day. To learn more about the page program, visit:

Rep. Tom Dent with House Page Carl Hart.

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Tom Dent with House Page Carl Hart.


Washington State House Republican Communications