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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Now that most of us are in the “back to school” swing of things, I want to let you know about the opportunity your student has to serve in the House Page Program.

Being a House Page is a great way for your student to gain firsthand experience on how state government works.  A House Page delivers documents between elected officials and staff across the Capitol Campus, serves on the House floor by passing out materials to members, attends two hours of Page School each day, and can even present the colors during the official flag salute and prayer when legislation is being passed off the House floor.

Many House Pages go on to become interns during their college days or session aides.  I know several Legislative Assistants, research staff and even elected officials who got “the bug” for government service by serving in the Page Program.

To serve as a House Page, a student must:

  • Have permission from parent/guardian;
  • Have permission from school;
  • Be sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives;
  • Be 14-16 years old.

Due to the large volume of applications received, pages are allowed to serve one time only in either the House or Senate Page Program.  Host parents can help with housing and pages earn $35/day.

To learn more, click here to view the House of Representatives Page Program website.  You can also watch a short video here, and access the page application here.

I hope you will consider this opportunity for your student.  Get your page applications in soon as spots tend to fill up fast.  If you have any questions, you can always contact my office.  We're here to help!


Joe Schmick

State Representative Joe Schmick, 9th Legislative District
426B Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
360-786-7844 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000