Smith sponsors Langley student as page in state House
Late last month, Rep. Norma Smith sponsored Langley student Ben Schuster as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives.
During his week at the Capitol, Ben attended page school every day to learn about the three branches of state government, the lawmaking process, and the importance of civil discourse. He also carried out a number of duties critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.
“One of the things that brings me joy every session is meeting the wonderful young people who serve as pages here in the state House,” said Smith, R-Clinton. “I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to sponsor Ben through the House Page Program. He's smart and creative, as well as kind and hard-working, and I'm certain he's going to make a positive difference wherever his path in life leads. Thank you for your service to the Legislature, Ben!”
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