Rep. Dent encourages students to apply for the House Page Program

When the Legislature convenes every January, the Capitol campus is busy with lawmakers, lobbyists, legislative staff, and students participating in the legislative page programs.

Rep. Tom Dent is encouraging students interested in the House Page Program to submit applications.

“If you talk with any students who have taken the opportunity to page, they will tell you what a great program it is,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake. “The page program has been in existence for more than 125 years. If there are students out there who want to page, or parents who are interested in having their student page, I urge them to get their applications in soon.”

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.

Pages deliver documents and messages to legislators and staff. During debate in the House of Representatives chamber, they distribute amendments, bills and other paperwork for legislators. They also perform ceremonial tasks, such as presenting the flags.

Parents and students interested in the page program can find more information at: leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx. A page application can be found at: app.leg.wa.gov/PageApplication/

Anyone with questions can contact Rep. Dent's office at (509) 766-6525 or tom.dent@leg.wa.gov.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov