Rep. Joe Schmick sponsors Colfax student as state House page

Whitman county native Jadyn Campisi traveled to Olympia and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 9th district Rep. Joe Schmick.

The first in her family to experience the page program, Jadyn learned to traverse the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also assisted representatives on the House floor during voting and participated in opening ceremonies at the start of each day of session as part of her page duties.

“Jadyn is such a responsible and bright student, sponsoring her stay in Olympia was a pleasure,” said Schmick, R-Colfax. “The page program is a wonderful opportunity to become engaged with state government and I hope Jadyn enjoyed her time and learned a lot.”

During her week in Olympia Jadyn attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature, often directly from elected officials. As a culminating project, she applied her new knowledge and experiences to co-write a piece of legislation for a mock committee hearing. Focusing on reducing the number of plastic bags in landfills, Jadyn presented to her fellow pages a bill to ban plastic bags in Washington.

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. For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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