Chehalis teen serves as House page for Rep. Richard DeBolt

Ella Chaput, a 14-year-old student from Chehalis, recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt.

“Ella did a great job for us,” said DeBolt. “She worked hard during her time at the state Capitol. I hope she walks away from this experience inspired to stay involved and learn more about state government. She is a bright young woman with a big future ahead of her.”

Some of Ella’s responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers on the House floor, in committee meetings, and in their offices. She also attended Legislative Page School.

Ella is the daughter of Todd and Kerri Chaput. She is a student at Chehalis Middle School. She enjoys golf, swimming, art, video games and caring for animals.

To become a page in the House of Representatives, a student must have permission from a parent or guardian and school, be sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, and be between 14 and 16 years old.

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Washington State House Republican Communications