Wilcox sponsors Puyallup student to spend a week inside the Legislature

Kalles Junior High School student Nora Loney paged in the state House of Representatives Feb. 10 through Feb. 15. She was sponsored by 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm. Nora, 15, is the daughter of Kevin and Kelly Loney of Puyallup.

“It was great to have Nora here at the Capitol. Her father is one of my closest friends, and I have known Nora since she was a baby, so it's great to see her active in her government,” Wilcox said. “The page program is a great way to introduce young Washingtonians to the legislative process.”

During her week in Olympia, Nora attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, Nora wrote and promoted a mock bill addressing the issue of childhood obesity, and was featured at the end of Rep. Wilcox's weekly legislative video update, which you can watch here.

As part of her page duties, Nora navigated the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

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 on the House floor. 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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications