Washington State House Democrats


Local students serve as House pages

Here’s some information about the program, which is open to all high school students.

Since 1891, young people from across the state have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State House of Representatives.

Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Selection as a page is a great honor.

Page duties are varied. They range from ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions. Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

As the week-long experience draws to a close and pages return to their schools and communities, it is hoped that pages will share their experiences and observations with others in an effort to contribute to a more universal understanding of the legislative process.

To serve as a page for the House of Representatives, a student must:

  • Have permission from a parent or guardian
  • Have permission from school
  • Be sponsored by a current member of the House of Representatives
  • Be at least 14 years of age and not have reached his or her 17th birthday

To allow the maximum number of students to participate, pages are allowed (1) to serve only one week of a legislative session for either the House or Senate, not both; (2) to serve only once during their eligibility period.

Click here for Page Application form.  (pdf format)