Rainier High School teen serves in Legislature

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Rainier High School teen serves in Legislature

Junior Andrew Harrison served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives March 5-8, the last week of the 60-day session. Harrison is the son of Natasha and Jonathan Harrison of Rainier. He was sponsored by his 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox.

The page program allows students from around the state to learn about the legislative process and be involved in the day-to-day activities of the Legislature.

“I’m glad Andrew had the opportunity to come to Olympia and get hands-on experience with his government,” Wilcox said. “The page program is a tradition that teaches the next generation of leaders how to be engaged citizens. Having students work alongside us in the Legislature reminds us that we are leaving them a legacy.”

During his week in Olympia, Andrew helped distribute documents around the Capitol campus and on the floor of the House, and attended page school to learn about the legislative process. At the end of the week, he sponsored a mock bill which was heard and voted on by his peers.

Since 1891, students from across the state have served in the page program during the legislative session. To apply, students must be 14- to 16-years-old, have a legislative member as a sponsor, as well as permission from their school and parents. To learn more about the legislative page program or to apply, visit the Web site at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications