St. Michael Parish School teen pages for state House in Olympia

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St. Michael Parish School teen pages for state House in Olympia

Joel Brennan, a student at St. Michael Parish School in Olympia, served as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives the week of Jan. 20. He was sponsored by his 2nd District Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm.

The 14-year-old is the son of Michael and Cecilia Brennan.

“Joel is such a sharp individual and I appreciated his enthusiasm while he was a page,” said Wilcox. “It's great to see young people get involved in the legislative process and I hope Joel enjoyed his week-long service.”

As a page, Joel observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. He also attended the Legislature's page school, where he learned about how a bill becomes a law and other legislative actions.

Pages also have the opportunity to participate in mock debates where students choose a hypothetical bill to discuss and vote on. Joel, along with another page, introduced a bill addressing the death penalty.

Each week, students 14-to-16-years-old from across the state serve in the legislative page program. To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and permission from their parents and school.

For more information or to apply, visit:


Washington State House Republican Communications