Lynnwood teen spends week in Olympia learning about Legislature

Caleb Ness, a student from Mountlake Terrace High School in Lynnwood, traveled to Olympia and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 8th District Rep. Brad Klippert.
“It was a privilege to have Caleb as a page. He gained hands-on experience about how our state legislature works,” said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “I hope he takes the new experiences, skills and friendships he gained during his week on campus and applies them to his future goals.”

Caleb spent the week assisting Representatives and staff by delivering documents and helping on the House floor, while the House of Representatives was in session. A portion of each day was spent in page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. At the end of the week, Caleb had the opportunity to present a bill he wrote in a mock committee consisting of fellow pages.

Caleb loves to play soccer. He is also a skilled knife thrower. He is the son of Heidi and Chris Ness.

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.


Washington State House Republican Communications