Ridgefield student pages in the Washington State House of Representatives

Grace Erickson paged in the Washington State House of Representatives January 22-26. She was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama.

The Ridgefield student paged during the third week of the 60-day, 2024 legislative session. She assisted the Washington State House of Representatives with duties on the chamber floor, made deliveries on the Capitol Campus, and supported member offices. Grace also attended Page School where she learned more about the Legislature and legislative processes.

“Grace is an amazingly accomplished youth and it was great getting acquainted with her,” said Orcutt, from the 20th District. “I hope the chance for her to learn more about how the state Legislature functions helps her in her future endeavors. Her work here certainly helped legislators with our work.”

Grace, 16, is in 11th grade and homeschooled.

Pages work a 40-hour week, earn a stipend of $65 a day, and can earn up to 20 hours of community service. 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. Learn more:

The 2024 legislative session began on January 8 and is scheduled to end March 7.


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