Wilcox sponsors Graham home school student as page in House of Representatives

Local home school student Annie Stracener paged in the state House of Representatives Feb. 25 through March 1. She was sponsored by her 2nd District State Representative J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm. Annie, 15, is the daughter of Ronald and Diane Stracener of Graham.

“I appreciate having Annie here at the Legislature to help make things run smoothly,” said Wilcox. “I hear being a page is a great experience that lasts a lifetime.”

During her week in Olympia, Annie attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, Annie wrote and promoted a mock bill addressing the dangers of food additives.

As part of her page duties, Annie 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