Arizona siblings help in Washington State House of Representatives

Romelo M. Johnson, a student at Heritage Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona, and his sister, Aaliyah Johnson, a student at L. Thomas Heck Middle School in Litchfield Park, Arizona, served as pages in the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia, Washington. They were sponsored by their grandfather, Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, Washington.

Paging presents students with a unique educational opportunity to participate in the legislative process. Page duties are varied. They range from ceremonial tasks, such as presenting the flags, to operational chores like distributing amendments during legislative sessions. Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature. Selection as a page is considered a great honor.

Romelo and Aaliyah spent two hours each day in a classroom setting learning about the legislative process and helped to deliver messages to lawmakers on the House floor.

Romelo is 15 years old.  Aaliyah is 12. They are the children of Cameron and Ebonie Johnson of Glendale, Arizona.


Washington State House Republican Communications