Rep. Melanie Stambaugh sponsors Chinook Middle School student as page in state House
Sponsored by 25th District Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, Maggie Davis traveled to Olympia last month to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives.
Maggie is the daughter of Michael and Holly Davis of Bellevue. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society at Chinook Middle School. She is also actively involved in sports – playing volleyball, basketball, and running cross country.
During her week in Olympia, Maggie attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. As a culminating project, she co-sponsored legislation related to police body cameras. Maggie and her group presented their bill to fellow pages during a mock committee hearing, arguing for the automatic activation of cameras under certain conditions.
“I am inspired by Maggie's passion for learning and her drive to experience new things,” said Stambaugh, R-Puyallup. “She's a very impressive individual, and I know she has a bright future ahead of her.”
As pages, students learn to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. They also assist representatives on the House floor. 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