Rep. Mike Steele sponsors homeschool student as House page

Alexandra Obert, a homeschool student, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 12th District Rep. Mike Steele.

“It was an honor to sponsor Alexandra as a House page. She was a tremendous help to my office. I hope she enjoyed her time here,” said Steele, R-Chelan. “Many of these kids come back later in life as legislators, or even local elected officials. Maybe Alexandra will too. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys drawing, anime, raising orchids, dancing, piano, and karate. The 14-year-old is the daughter of Chris and Teresa Obert. Alexandra said she enjoyed her time at the state Capitol and plans to recommend the House page program to her friends.

“I enjoyed meeting the representatives and staff. It was fun to deliver messages to their offices,” said Alexandra. “Everyone was very friendly and nice.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House 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 go to leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx or to learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program go to leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/GinaGrantBullScholarship.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov