Julia Capen pages for Rep. Ed Orcutt in the Washington State House of Representatives

W.F. West student spends week at Capitol

Julia Capen of Chehalis paged in the Washington State House of Representatives this week. The W.F. West student was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Ed Orcutt.

Julia got an up-close look at the Legislature as supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets were released this week. Her responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber, and attending Legislative Page School during the day.

“I was very pleased to sponsor Julia,” said Orcutt, R-Kalama. “I really appreciated the help she provided to legislators – and for the chance to visit with her while she was here. I hope it was a good experience for her, as well.”

Julia, 14, is the daughter of Jeremiah Johnson and Mary Capen. In her free time, Julia enjoys fiddling, dancing and playing tennis. Her favorite classes are Biology and French.

To serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives, a student must: obtain permission from a parent or guardian; have permission from his or her current school in the current year; be sponsored by a member of the Washington State House of Representatives; and be 14-16 years old.

For more information about the House Page Program, visit: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx

To learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship Program, visit: http://leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/GinaGrantBullScholarship.aspx

The 2018 legislative session is scheduled end March 8.


Washington State House Republican Communications