Rep. MacEwen sponsors Rochester Middle School student as House page

Rochester Middle School student Josephine Neff traveled to Olympia Jan. 23-27 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.

Josephine is the daughter of Johan and Alisha Neff, and the granddaughter of Paul Buerger. Earlier this year, MacEwen had the opportunity to take part in a ceremony formally awarding Buerger with the Bronze Star Medal. Josephine was paging during her grandfather's ceremony, but got to meet with him and other family members in the State Reception Room at the Capitol later that afternoon.

As part of Josephine's page duties, she attended page school every day, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

“I really appreciate Josephine's hard work while serving as a page here in the House,” said MacEwen. “She helped me and my fellow legislators do our jobs more effectively. I hope she enjoyed her week here at the Capitol, and wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

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