Rep. DeBolt sponsors Black Hills student as page in House of Representatives
Emily Heiser, a student from Black Hills High School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 25- 30 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.
“The page program is an excellent way for students to come to Olympia and learn about the inner workings of our state government,” DeBolt said. “I am glad Emily was able to spend some time here and I hope she had a great time.”
Emily, daughter of Michael and Lisa Heiser, is a freshman at Black Hills High School. She is a part of her school's cross country team and is also a part of DECCA. During her free time she enjoys sewing and hiking. During her time as a page, Emily attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill which would require companies to label genetically-modified foods.
As part of her page duties, Emily learned to navigate 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.
###Washington State House Republican Communications