Dent sponsors Moses Lake teen in the House Page Program

Daria Lawson, a home-school student in the Moses Lake School District served as a page April 8 – 12 in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 13th District Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake.

“It was great to see Daria in Olympia so she could get a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” Dent said. “Politics is important at all levels. Students should stay involved so they have a better understanding of the process and issues before them.”

Daria is the daughter of Phil and Andrea Lawson. She has taken piano lessons for 10 years and has started teaching piano. She has also started singing lessons and has been competitively bible quizzing for four years.

As a page, Daria 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. She also continued her studies for two hours each day and took part in page school where she 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:

House Page Daria Lawson with Rep. Tom Dent.


Washington State House Republican Communications