Goehner encourages students to sign up for the Page Program

If you have a student or know a student who wants to work at the state Capitol for a week, there is still plenty of time to serve as a House Page.

Rep. Keith Goehner is encouraging students interested in the House Page Program to submit applications.

“Civic education is an important part of our state's curriculum and Washington state has an incredible page program,” said Goehner, R-Dryden. “I hope there are some students out there that want to take advantage of this great opportunity. I would be happy to sponsor them.”

Anyone with questions can contact Goehner's office at (360) 786-7954 or email him at keith.goehner@leg.wa.gov.

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 also earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

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

“Students have the opportunity to learn more about how our state government functions and build long-lasting friendships across the state as well,” Goehner. “The history of pages working in the state Legislature dates back to 1891.It is a great experience with a lot of history.”

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/

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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