Davis High School student pages in the House for Rep. Johnson
Patrick Knittle, a sophomore at A.C. Davis High School, Yakima, recently served as a page in the House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.
During his week in Olympia, Patrick was responsible for delivering documents and messages to legislators' offices and to their desks on the House floor. He also continued his studies through the Legislative Page School, learning about state government and the process of making laws.
The page program has been in existence since 1891. To serve as a page for the Washington House of Representatives, a student must:
- Have permission from a parent or guardian;
- Have permission from school;
- Be sponsored by a current member of the House of Representatives; and
- Be at least 14 years of age and not have reached his or her 17th birthday.
The son of Duane Knittle and Dorothy Broderick of Yakima, Patrick lives in Cusick, Washington (Pend Oreille County) during the summer.
The 15-year-old is following in his father's footsteps. Duane Knittle also served as a legislative page while in high school.
To learn more about the legislative page program, go to: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx
PHOTO: Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, stands next to legislative page Patrick Knittle in the House chamber.
###Washington State House Republican Communications