McCabe sponsors local youth as legislative pages in state House of Representatives

Last week, three local teens — Hayden Tweedy of Yakima, Ciara Brown-Kemp of Yakima and Tyler King of Wapato — served as legislative pages for the state House of Representatives in Olympia. They were sponsored by their 14th District Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale.

“It's great to see young, aspiring leaders serving in Olympia,” said McCabe. “I was honored to sponsor Hayden, Tyler and Ciara for their week at the Capitol, and I hope they will continue to seek civic engagement and service opportunities back home and into the future.”

Legislative pages are given a front-row seat to action in the state Legislature each legislative session as they help lawmakers and staff deliver important documents throughout the capitol campus. Pages are also required to attend page school every day during their week-long service in Olympia.

In addition to their regular page duties, Hayden, Ciara and Tyler participated in a video update with McCabe, which is filmed every two weeks during the legislative session. During the taping, Hayden revealed he enjoyed playing soccer and Ciara shared information about her participation in the Connecting to Compassionate Aspiring Navigators Club (CCAN), a suicide- and bullying-prevention club at A.C. Davis High School. Tyler is involved in robotics at his school and enjoys programming.

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.

PHOTO: Rep. Gina McCabe with three legislative pages on the House floor. (From left to right – Hayden Tweedy, Ciara Brown-Kemp, Rep. Gina McCabe and Tyler King.)


Washington State House Republican Communications