Yelm student serves as page in House of Representatives

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Yelm student serves as page in House of Representatives

Home school sophomore Phil Gathany spent March 28 through April 1 in Olympia serving as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 2nd District State Representative J.T. Wilcox.

Gathany, the son of Todd and Jacquie Gathany of Yelm, attended page school each day to learn about the legislative process. The 16-year-old also had the opportunity to sponsor a mock bill addressing the issue of hunting accidents.

“I was glad to have Phil here in Olympia. He is an outstanding young man and I am thrilled to see his interest in the state Legislature,” said Wilcox, R-Yelm. “I hope his time was beneficial and that he will continue in public service.”

In addition to page school, Gathany was responsible for distributing official paperwork to members in committees, offices and the floor.

To learn more about the House Page Program, visit the website. Students between the ages of 14 and 16 who are interested in the page program must have parent permission, acceptable grades and a legislative sponsor.


Washington State House Republican Communications