Local Homeschooler serves as Page in the House of Representatives
Jason Rowland, a homeschooler from Olympia, recently served as a page in the state House of Representatives in Olympia. He was sponsored by Rep. David Taylor, R- Moxee.
“It's always a pleasure to have students from Olympia come to the Legislature and page,” said Taylor. “The page program is an excellent way for students to learn about the operations of our government. I trust Jason's experience in Olympia will help inspire him to do great things in the future.”
Jason attended page school every day during his time in Olympia to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, he wrote and promoted a mock bill that would reduce the number of DUI's necessary to constitute a felony from three to five.
As part of his page duties, Jason navigated the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.
Each year, students from around the state 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 legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
Caption: Rep. Taylor and Jason Rowland. Credit: Washington State Legislature
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