Rep. Richard DeBolt sponsors Bush Middle School student as House page
Bush Middle School student Carson Bangart served as a page in the state House of Representatives last week. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt.
“I’d like to thank Carson for his work,” said DeBolt. “One of the fringe benefits of being a representative is sponsoring young people as pages for the House. Carson was a delight, I hope he leaves here with a lifelong inspiration to participate in civic life.”
Carson is the son of David and Teri Bangart. When he is not in school, he enjoys playing soccer and football. As part of his page duties for the week, he learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus by delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. He also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.
“It was great getting to meet so many new people,” said Carson. “I liked seeing the smiles on their faces when I delivered messages to their offices. I got to learn about state government and earn some extra cash. It was fun talking to Rep. DeBolt and the other people who work here.”
Students from around the state can 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 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.
###Washington State House Republican Communications