Wenatchee High School student serves as page in the state House of Representatives
Richard Kesterson, a student at Wenatchee High School, served as a legislative page for the state House of Representatives the week of Jan. 28 – Feb 2. He was sponsored by his 12th District Rep. Cary Condotta.
Every year students from around the state apply to participate in the Legislative Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, where they learn the inner workings of state government, and assist legislators on the House floor. Students also draft legislation and present their bills in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages.
“It is exciting to see young people like Richard in Olympia getting a firsthand look at how the Legislature works,” said Condotta, R-Wenatchee. “It is important students get involved and understand how government works. There is a lot of focus on politics at all levels right now and the more students stay involved, the better understanding they will have of the process and issues.”
Richard is the son of Melynda Sorrels and Bradley Kesterson. He lives with his grandparents Larry and Jennifer Kesterson. He is involved in the German Club and loves history.
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. For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications