Travis King, namesake to state’s Travis Alert Act, serves as House page for Rep. Gina Mosbrucker

Travis King, the young man from Wapato for which the state's emergency responder law, the Travis Alert Act, was named, served as a page in the state House of Representatives from Feb. 10 through Feb. 14. He was sponsored by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker.

Travis, who has autism, was assisted by his mother, Threasa King, as he helped to deliver documents to lawmakers in their offices and on the House floor, as well as other duties.

He also attended Legislative Page School, where he presented his bill, House Bill 1258 — the Travis Alert Act, to fellow students. The bill passed during the 2017 session and provides information to first responders about individuals with disabilities or special needs before the emergency personnel arrive on scene.

In addition to his many activities of the week, Travis and his mother appeared in a video program with Mosbrucker, as well as a radio program, Capitol Report. Both programs can be accessed on Mosbrucker's website:

“We are all so proud of Travis for the work he did at the Legislature. The Legislative Page Program in the House of Representatives is one of the best civic awareness educational courses in the state of Washington, dating all the way back to 1891. Travis has shown us that even young men and young women with special needs may also master this course and participate in their state government, which exists for every Washington citizen,” said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

“Travis has also testified before House committees on his bill in 2017 and this year in favor of a follow-up Travis Alert measure, House Bill 2884, which would enable the 911 system across the state,” added Mosbrucker. “He is an inspiration to everyone he meets.”

The 15-year-old son of Darren and Threasa King of Wapato, Travis enjoys playing Super Mario games, learning about the states, their capitals and their flags, and studying the planets and solar system. In addition, he is involved in Future Farmers of America, raising pigs to sell at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show in Toppenish.

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