Local students serve as legislative pages for Rep. Ed Orcutt during the 2012 session

18th District lawmaker sponsors youth from Brush Prairie and Yacolt

Rep. Ed Orcutt hosted two local students at the state Capitol as legislative pages during the 2012 legislative session.  Both reside in Orcutt's 18th Legislative District:

  • Brittany Curtiss, 15, is the daughter of Julie and Neal Curtiss of Brush Prairie.  She is a 9th-grader at River Home Link.  Brittany paged Feb. 12 – 17.
  • Kassidy Matson, 15, is the daughter of Lois and Al Matson of Yacolt.  She attends Battle Ground High School and is also in 9th grade.  Kassidy was in Olympia Feb. 26 – March 2.

The students attended page school each day to learn more about legislative processes and the Legislature.  They also had an opportunity to sponsor mock bills with their fellow students from around the state and distributed documents to state lawmakers throughout the Capitol campus – including the House floor and committee rooms.

“The House Page Program is an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about state government and experience the legislative process firsthand.  It's something that can't be replicated in the classroom or online,” said Orcutt, R-Kalama.  “Hosting local students is always exciting for me each year.  I enjoy hearing about their experiences and what they've learned while here in Olympia.  I also enjoy getting to know them and their goals and aspirations.  They bring an energy and enthusiasm to Olympia and provide an important service to us and, therefore, the citizens of our state – their work is really appreciated.”

Young men and women have come to Olympia to serve as pages for the Washington State Legislature since 1891.  Pages must:

  • be between the ages of 14 and 16;
  • obtain permission from their parents and schools; and
  • have acceptable grades.

Most pages stay with local volunteer host families while in the Olympia area.  More information about the House Page Program can be found at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

For more information on Rep. Orcutt, please visit: https://houserepublicans.wa.gov/members/ed-orcutt/.

Rep. Orcutt can be contacted at (360) 786-7812, or in his district office when the Legislature is not in session at (360) 673-4978 or ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov.

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Rep.Orcutt with Page Brittany CurtissRepresentative Orcutt with Page Kassidy Matson

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7698

 

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