Capital High School student serves as a legislative page


Capital High School student T.J. Haslett paged in the state House of Representatives April 1 through April 5. He was sponsored by 8th Legislative District Rep. Brad Klippert. T.J., 15, is the son of Kirk Edward Haslett and Amber Lynn Haslett-Kern.

“T.J. is a smart young man and I commend him for his interest in the Legislature, said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “I hope continues to stay interested in public service. I was happy to have sponsored T.J.'s time at the Capitol.”

During his week in Olympia, T.J. attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, he wrote and promoted a mock bill with his peers.

As part of his page duties T.J. navigated the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

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. For more information about the legislative page program, visit:

Legislative page T.J. Haslett with Rep. Brad Klippert

PHOTO CAPTION: Legislative page T.J. Haslett and Rep. Brad Klippert on the House floor.

Photo credit: Washington State Legislature


Washington State House Republican Communications