Goehner encourages students to sign up for the House Page Program

The Washington State Legislature convenes on Monday, Jan. 13 and Rep. Keith Goehner is encouraging students interested in the House Page Program to submit applications.

“We have an excellent page program, and it is a great way for students to get a firsthand look at how our state government operates,” said Goehner, R-Dryden. “It has a strong history as pages have been serving in the Legislature since 1891.”

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 Goehner's office at (509) 664-1274 or email him at Keith.Goehner@leg.wa.gov.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov