DeBolt sponsors local siblings to serve as legislative pages during the 2012 session
Kyla and Camren Richards, siblings from Chehalis, travelled to Olympia recently to serve as legislative pages for the Washington State House of Representatives. The duo were sponsored by Rep. Richard DeBolt, R- Chehalis.
The page program requires students to deliver messages and documents to elected officials and staff members, all while completing academic work and research for a legislative mock bill assignment.
Students select a topic, from which they draft a bill and argue for its passage. Camren fought for a bill that would protect children from second-hand smoke. Camren’s sister, Kyla, crafted a bill which would help make food more accessible to families in need by giving restaurants that donated food to local shelters and food banks a tax exemption.
“It was a pleasure to sponsor Kyla and Camren,” said DeBolt. “The page program is a great opportunity for high school students to learn more about the legislative process.”
To become a page, students must obtain permission from their school, their parents, and must maintain a C+ grade-point average. In addition, applicants will need a legislative sponsor. To apply, visit the Page Program Web site at http://www.leg.wa.gov/PageSchool
Photo Caption: Rep. DeBolt with Kyla and Camren Richards on the House floor in Olympia.
For more information, contact Lisa Fenton, Communications Director: (360)-786-7728
###Washington State House Republican Communications