Oakland Bay Junior High School student serves as page in state House

Oakland Bay Junior High School student Mark Wood served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia from March 11-15. He was sponsored by his 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

Mark, 14, is a Boy Scout and enjoys soccer, choir and robotics.

As a page, Mark was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. He also attended Legislative Page School during the day, where he learned more about the legislative process.

“This was a big week for the House as we worked long hours on the floor to get legislation over to the Senate before House of Origin cutoff. Having our pages at the ready helped the process run much more smoothly,” said Griffey. “Mark was incredibly helpful, kind and professional, and I appreciated his commitment to service this week. I wish him all the best in the remainder of the school year.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14 and is scheduled to last 105 consecutive days.


Washington State House Republican Communications