Mill Creek high school student serves as state House page
Connor Holtzclaw, a student at Henry M. Jackson High School, traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 44th District Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek.
“It was an honor to sponsor Connor. I am excited to see students interested in their state government,” said Harmsworth. “I hope he enjoyed the experience and made some new friends. Many pages later run for public office themselves. I'm looking forward to seeing what Connor does with what he learned here.”
The son of Brian and Amy Holtzclaw, Connor is a big Seattle Seahawks fan. His week started on Sunday, going through orientation to familiarize himself with the Capitol campus. Monday found him delivering important documents to legislators and staff. By Thursday he had co-authored legislation in a mock committee process with fellow pages to increase fines on businesses illegally selling e-cigarettes to minors.
Each year, students from around the state can apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. 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
For more information about Rep. Harmsworth, visit: www.representativemarkharmsworth.com.
###Washington State House Republican Communications