Sponsored by MacEwen, Shelton student serves as page in state House

Oakland Bay Junior High School student Tanner Sims, 14, traveled to Olympia Feb. 12 and spent the week serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.

Tanner loves to swim, and also has a passion for serving others. As part of his page duties for the week, he learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and also attended page school every day to understand the inner workings of the Legislature.

“I always enjoy having the opportunity to sponsor students from the 35th as House pages,” said MacEwen. “Tanner did a fantastic job all week fulfilling a number of tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature. I'm grateful for his service, and wish him the best going forward.”

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.


Washington State House Republican Communications