Rep. Melanie Stambaugh sponsors Puyallup student as House page

Maddie Ashcraft, a homeschool student from Puyallup, traveled to Olympia last month to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 25th District Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup.

The daughter of Tim and Katie Ashcraft, Maddie serves as the assistant director of AWANA Cubbies at the Lighthouse Christian Center. In her free time, she is learning to master the piano.

“Maddie is a bright young woman, and I was honored to have the opportunity to sponsor her in the House Page Program,” said Stambaugh. “I enjoyed getting to know her deep passion for learning and am grateful for all of her hard work during her time at the Capitol.”

As part of her page duties, Maddie navigated the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also participated in opening ceremonies and assisted representatives on the House floor during voting.

Maddie also attended page school every day and co-sponsored a mock bill that would end physician-assisted suicide in Washington state by repealing the Death with Dignity Act.

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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

For more information about the House Page Program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications