Rep. Mark Harmsworth sponsors homeschool student as House page
Snohomish homeschool student Jack Webb recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 44th District Rep. Mark Harmsworth.
Jack, 15, observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. He also attended Legislative Page School during the day. Each week students participate in a mock committee. Jack sponsored a student-bill that would abolish daylight savings time.
“The mock committee was very interesting. I was the Committee Chair,” Jack said. “I asked questions and made a lot of statements. I made so many statements that I forgot to hand the gavel to the Vice Chair. I really learned a lot about how important committees are in state government.”
Jack is the son of Jonathan and Tiffany Webb. When he is not reading, Jack spends his time swimming, playing piano, and singing. He is also an ardent supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs.
“It was a pleasure to sponsor Jack as a House page,” said Harmsworth. “It's wonderful to see students take advantage of this educational opportunity. Jack did a great job for our office. Who knows, maybe one day he'll be walking these halls as a legislator.”
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the Legislative page program. 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 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.
###Washington State House Republican Communications