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The Washington State Legislature has one of the finest page programs in the country. Each year, hundreds of students from across Washington State have the opportunity to take part in the legislative process and observe the Legislature and other branches of state government in action. In order to serve as a Senate Page, you must be a resident of Washington State and 14-16 years old at the time of paging. Students who have not yet turned 14 or have already turned 17 are not eligible to participate.
Pages are sponsored by legislators and serve for one week during the legislative session, which runs January-April in odd numbered years and January-March in even numbered years. Pages spend their week learning about the legislative process while distributing materials throughout the Capitol Campus, assisting offices, delivering messages, working on the Senate Floor, and presenting the colors at the opening of the day's legislative session. Pages also spend time each day in Page School learning about all aspects of state government.
It is an honor to be selected as a Senate page. If you are selected, you can look forward to a fun and educational experience that immerses you in the legislative process.
The Senate Page Program welcomes students of all abilities and learning levels. We strive to create an environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. To speak with Senate Page Program staff about accomodations or how we can help facilitate a positive paging expereince, please contact:
Colleen Rust, Senate Civic Education Director
P.O. Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98504-0482