Rep. Mary Dye sponsors Freeman student as page in House of Representatives

Samuel Voves, a student from Rockford, traveled across the state to Olympia on Feb. 1 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 9th District Rep. Mary Dye.

“I feel honored to sponsor Samuel. He is a special young man and I will follow his career in the future,” said Dye, R-Pomeroy. “The page process is an important way to teach civic lessons to the next generation. I hope Samuel enjoyed the experience and I am grateful for his service.”

As a page, Samuel learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. He also attended page school each day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature, often directly from Representatives. His time in Olympia culminated with the presentation of a mock bill Samuel co-wrote to his fellow pages arguing for replacing Seattle's tax on bullets with a fee on stores that sell ammunition.

A budding entertainment industry worker, Samuel has been involved in several play and theater productions. He also enjoys writing, and is the son of Harry Voves of Worley and Juli Hansen of Rockford.

Each year, students from around the state, like Samuel, 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 House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

 

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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