Goldendale teen serves as House page for Rep. Gina Mosbrucker

Ashlyn Lawrence, 15, a student at Goldendale High School, recently served as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her grandmother, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

Pages' duties range from ceremonial tasks, such as presenting the flags, to operational chores like distributing amendments, and delivering messages and documents to legislators during committee meetings and the House chambers during floor sessions. Each job is vital to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

Pages also spend two hours each day in a classroom setting learning about the legislative process, including how to write a bill. Ash and another page wrote a mock bill that would increase the amount of body cameras available to law enforcement in Washington, if they so choose to use them. Her peers voted to pass the bill unanimously.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the page program was suspended during the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions while lawmakers mostly participated in debates remotely. This year, however, lawmakers are back in-person at the state Capitol and the page program resumed.

“Serving as a page in Olympia is a fantastic learning experience for our youth,” said Mosbrucker. “I'm pleased Ash had the opportunity to participate this year and see firsthand about what happens during a legislative session. I look forward to sponsoring other young people for this program.”

In her spare time, Ash enjoys listening to music, playing basketball, and hanging out with her friends.

Ash is the daughter of Greg Lawrence of McNary, Oregon, and Brittani Winters of Goldendale.

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Washington State House Republican Communications