Rep. Griffey sponsors Shelton student as page in House of Representatives

Ryder Satak, a student from Shelton High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 1 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th district Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

Griffey met Ryder through his mom, who works for the state Legislature.

“It was great sponsoring Ryder as a page here at the Capitol this week,” said Griffey. “I thank him for all of his hard work, and hope he had a great time making new friends and seeing the inner workings of the state Legislature through a different lens.”

During his time as a page, Ryder learned the lay of the land on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. He also attended page school for a few hours each day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

In addition, Ryder participated in a mock committee with his fellow pages. He co-sponsored regarding the importance of labeling genetically modified foods sold in Washington stores.

Ryder is an accomplished saxophone player having recently earned a superior rating at a solo ensemble contest. He also plays soccer and is willing to jump on a dirt bike at a moment's notice.

Each year, students from around the state like Ryder apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

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. 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
houserepublicans.wa.gov