Rep. Bruce Chandler sponsors Zillah High School student as House Page

Sam Jensen, a student from Zillah High School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 27-31 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 15th District Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger.

“The page program is an excellent way for students from around the state to learn how our state government operates,” Chandler said. “I am grateful for Sam's service in Olympia, and I hope he made lasting friendships with the other pages.”

Sam is the son of Kerry and Elizabeth Jensen. During his time as a page, Sam attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. As part of his page duties, Sam learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

Pages also work on a culminating project and write a piece of legislation, then present the bill in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages. 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: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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