Rep. Johnson sponsors White Salmon student for page program in state House of Representatives
Grant Mayo, a student at Wayne M. Henkle Middle School in White Salmon, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 14th District Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.
During his week in Olympia, Grant attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.
One of the scholarly activities implemented is engaging in a mock committee. A mock committee is an event in which pages work together to create a bill that they then will present to the other pages or the “mock committee.” As a culminating project, Grant applied his new knowledge and experiences to co-write legislation for a mock committee hearing.
Other page duties includes delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff, assisting representatives on the House floor during voting and participating in opening ceremonies at the start of each day of session.
Grant is the 14-year-old son of Archer Mayo and Jeri Jablorski of White Salmon. He enjoys snowboarding and wakeboarding, playing trumpet and guitar, mountain biking and running cross country.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications