Klippert sponsors Liberty Christian student in House page program

 

Liberty Christian student Preston Eder recently paged in the House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 8th Legislative District Rep. Brad Klippert. Preston is the son of Chad and Rebecca Eder of Richland.

“I enjoyed getting to know Preston during his week at the state Capitol,” said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “I hope he learned a lot and continues to take an active interest in government. The page program is a great opportunity to expose the next generation of citizens in our state to civics in action.”

Preston attended page school every day during his time in Olympia to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, he wrote and promoted a mock bill to address the use of metal bats and to promote safe play in baseball.

As part of his page duties, Preston 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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

Rep. Klippert with House Page Preston Eder

Photo caption: Rep. Brad Klippert and page Preston Eder on the floor of the House of Representatives
Photo credit: Washington State Legislature

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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