Rochester Middle School student pages in the Washington State House of Representatives

Jacob Zipperer sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt

Jacob Zipperer paged in the Washington State House of Representatives last week. The Rochester Middle School student was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt of the 20th District.  

Jacob was able to experience the Legislature in the fourth week of the 2019 legislative session. Some of his responsibilities included delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber, and attending Legislative Page School

“I enjoyed meeting with Jacob and hearing about his experiences as a page. It's such a unique opportunity for our student to see, firsthand, how the Legislature works,” said Orcutt, R-Kalama.

Jacob, 14, is the son of Lewis and Heidi Zipperer of Rochester. In his free time, Jacob enjoys drawing, reading, watching anime, and playing video games.   

To serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives, a student must:

  • have 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:

To learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship Program, visit:

The 2019 legislative session began on Jan. 14 and is scheduled to run 105 days.


Washington State House Republican Communications