Homeschooled siblings experience state Legislature as pages

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Kimberly and Davidson Baker, homeschooled siblings from Colville, served as legislative pages for the state House of Representatives in Olympia. They were sponsored by their 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda.

The pair are the children of Kris and Nat Baker.

“It was a pleasure to host Davidson and Kimberly as they paged for us in the House,” said Kretz. “I hope they found their stay worthwhile and will stay involved with state government.”

As pages, Kimberly and Davidson observed the Legislature in action and were responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, during committee hearings and in the House chamber during floor sessions. They also attended the Legislature's page school, where they learn about how a bill becomes law and other legislative procedures.

In addition to their page duties, Kimberly and Davidson had the opportunity to participate in a mock floor debate with fellow students, supporting or opposing a hypothetical bill of their choosing.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages earn $35 a day during their service.

Unfortunately, the available page positions for the current legislative session. Interested students should apply in the fall to be considered for the 2015 session. For more information, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx

  Reps. Shelly Short, R- Addy, and Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda with House Pages Davidson and Kimberly Baker

CAPTION: Reps. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, with House Pages Davidson and Kimberly Baker. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

House Page Davidson Baker delivers bill reports to members on the House floor.

CAPTION: House Page Davidson Baker delivers bill reports to members on the House floor. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

House Page Kimberly Davidson delivers documents to legislators on the House floor.

CAPTION: House Page Kimberly Baker delivers documents to legislators on the House floor. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

 

 

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