Richland teen spends week in Olympia as House page

Afton Stoker, who attends Enterprise Middle School in Richland, traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Brad Klippert was Afton's legislative sponsor.

“I really enjoyed working with Afton as a House page,” said Klippert, R-Kennewick. “She was able to get some real-life experience in how the state legislature works. I hope she enjoyed her week, and I wish her the best going forward in all of her activities.”

As part of her page duties, Afton had to learn how to move around campus and interact with numerous departments, representatives, and staff members. She also had the unique opportunity to help legislators on the House floor.

When she wasn't fulfilling those duties, Afton spent a few hours each day attending page school, where she learned about the operations and actions of the Legislature.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications