Roy teen pages for Rep. J.T. Wilcox

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Roy teen pages for Rep. J.T. Wilcox

Sam Baron, who is homeschooled, recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia the week of Jan. 14. Sam is the son of Chris Baron and was sponsored by Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm.

Baron learned about how bills move through the Legislature during his week and was able to meet other pages from around Washington. At the end of the week, Baron sponsored a mock bill to address the death penalty.

β€œIt's a pleasure to sponsor students like Sam so they can have an exposure to their government and see it in action,” Wilcox said.

Each year, students from around the state 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 inside the House chamber.

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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/PageInternProgram/housepageprogram.htm.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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