Centralia High School student pages in Washington State House of Representatives

Ian Hudson paged in the Washington State House of Representatives January 30 – February 3. The Centralia High School student was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt of the 20th District.

Ian worked during the fourth week of the 2023 legislative session. He assisted the Washington State House of Representatives with duties on the chamber floor, made deliveries on the Capitol Campus, and supported member offices. Ian also attended Page School where he learned more about the legislative process.

“I am grateful for the work Ian performed here at the Capitol helping legislators, but I really appreciated the chance to visit with him during his week up here,” said Orcutt, R-Kalama. “I hope this was a positive experience for him.”

To serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives, students must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday. The Washington State Legislature is making a one-time exception this year. The weeks of February 5-10 and April 2-7 will be designated for students who are 17-18 years old and were unable to previously participate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pages work a 40-hour week, earn a stipend of $50 a day, and can earn up to 20 hours of community service.

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The 2023 legislative session began on January 9 and is scheduled to end April 23.


Washington State House Republican Communications