Schoesler encourages 9th District teens to become Senate pages in Olympia

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, is encouraging teenagers in the 9th Legislative District to apply to become a Senate page during the 2019 legislative session in Olympia.

Schoesler is allowed to sponsor several pages during the legislative session, which will end April 28.

“Being a page during session is a great way to see the state Legislature in action and learn how it functions, plus you get a chance to meet other pages from around the state and make new friends,” said Schoesler. “To top it off, you earn a nice amount of money for the week’s work that you do at the Capitol.”

Pages deliver messages and perform other tasks that allow senators and staff to focus on legislative duties. Pages spend two hours each day in page school learning about the legislative process.

To be a page, students or homeschooled students need to be at least 14 years old and have not reached their 17th birthday.

Students interested in becoming a page should call Schoesler’s office at 360-786-7620.

Students and parents may learn more by going to the Senate Page Program’s webpage or by contacting Senate Civic Education Director Colleen Rust at 360-786-7016 or