Rep. Mike Steele sponsors Pioneer Middle School student as House page

Pioneer Middle School student Kaitlyn Bonner recently served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Mike Steele.

“It's a privilege to sponsor House pages,” said Steele. “After working at the Legislature, students walk away with a better sense of how public policy is created. My hope is they return, in whatever capacity they choose, as the next generation of movers and shakers in our state government.”

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Carrie Bonner. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her goldendoodle puppy.

As part of her page duties, Kaitlyn learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus while delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the inner workings of the Legislature.

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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here. To learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications