Olympia teens serve as pages in Washington State House of Representatives

From March 4-8, two Olympia-area teens – Rebekah Gowan of Jefferson Middle School and Audrey Helfrich, who is homeschooled – served as legislative pages in the Washington State House of Representatives. They were sponsored by their 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

As pages, Rebekah and Audrey were responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. They also attended Legislative Page School during the day, where they learned more about the legislative process.

“Pages play an important role during the legislative session, and the program is an excellent way for students to engage with their state government,” said Griffey. “I appreciate Rebekah's and Audrey's enthusiasm during their weeklong service, and hope this is one of the many civic engagement opportunities they take advantage of in their youth.”

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