Rep. Stambaugh sponsors Puyallup siblings as House pages

Puyallup siblings Elias and Hannah Hadjes traveled to Olympia Jan. 23-27 to serve as pages in the state House of Representatives. They were sponsored by their 25th District Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup.

Son and daughter to Edward and Sarah Hadjes, Elias and Hannah are both homeschool students. Elias plays the trumpet in a homeschool band in Lakewood, enjoys skiing, and is interested in becoming an ornithologist when he gets older. Hannah loves the arts, particularly acting and dancing. She dreams of being a positive light in the acting world as an actress. She also enjoys learning new things, and is an avid planner.

“It was a privilege to sponsor Elias and Hannah as House pages,” said Stambaugh. “These two have bright futures ahead of them. I was excited to hear state government now feels more accessible to them after their week here at the Capitol. It is powerful when our young people learn the impact they can have on the legislative process.”

While serving as House pages, Elias and Hannah delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. 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