Local teens help Rep. Norm Johnson in the House
Two local teens served this week as legislative pages in the Washington House of Representatives. They were sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.
Kelly Martin is a 15-year-old student at A.C. Davis High School in Yakima.
“I was told by my dad about the page program. I was interested and excited to see what it would be like. Plus, it looks good on a résumé,” said Kelly.
Paul Moneymaker is a student at Zillah High School.
“Serving as a page is a very good experience,” said Paul. “It can be very entertaining at times, but your feet hurt, so bring some comfortable shoes.”
As pages, Kelly and Paul observed the Legislature in action and were responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions.
“There's a lot of walking,” added Paul.
They also attended Legislative Page School during the day.
Kelly is an avid soccer player. She also plays the flute and has been involved with her school band for five years. Paul enjoys baseball and video games.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.
Kelly is the daughter of Kerry and Gina Martin of Yakima. Paul lives in Zillah with his parents, Brian and Anne Moneymaker.
For more information about the legislative page program, visit: http://leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/default.aspx.
Photo caption: Legislative pages Paul Moneymaker and Kelly Martin stand with Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, at the rostrum in the chambers of the Washington State House of Representatives. Moneymaker is from Zillah. Martin lives in Yakima. They spent a week paging for lawmakers in Olympia.
###Washington State House Republican Communications