Reps. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) and Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) announced Dec. 8 that they are now accepting applications for the page program for the 2015 Legislative Session.
“Being a part of the page program lets them put that knowledge to work, seeing the processes that the Legislature takes to pass bills and work on behalf of Washington families,” Van De Wege said.
Participation in the page program is a week-long commitment. Students spend two hours per day attending class on the legislative process. They spend the rest of the day doing various duties – ranging from administrative tasks to ceremonial duties. Pages are compensated $35 per day for their work.
“Pages help with the day-to-day operation of the Legislature,” said Tharinger. “This gives them a good sense of how the Legislature works and what Kevin and I do. We try to make it as enjoyable and educational as possible.”
Learn more about the page program at www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx. Interested students can also contact Van De Wege (email@example.com) and Tharinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.