Richland Student Serves as Page in House of Representatives

Brian Carter, of Richland, served as a legislative page in the House of Representatives Jan. 24-28. Carter was sponsored by 8th Legislative District Rep. Larry Haler. The 16-year-old attends Hanford High School and is the son of George and Liz Carter.

As part of his page duties, Carter delivered messages and documents to legislators in their offices and on the House floor. His work also included climbing hundreds of stairs each day and navigating the many buildings on the capitol campus.

“I’m glad Brian was able to come to the House of Representatives and participate in the legislative page program,” said Haler, R-Richland. “It’s important for students to see what goes on here in Olympia.  I know many times a page’s experience leads to a further understanding of – and a passion for – public service.  It’s a great opportunity for local students, and I know Brian will look back on this week for years to come.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner working of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor.

Pages must obtain permission from their parents and schools, and most live with volunteer host families in Olympia.


Representative Haler and Page: Brian Carter PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Haler with legislative page Brian Carter on the House floor in Olympia.



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