Rep. Kevin Parker sponsors local students as legislative pages

Young men and women have served as legislative pages since 1891

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, sponsored three local students as legislative pages during the 2012 legislative session.

Elizabeth McKee, 14, is the daughter of Sandra Cozza-McKee and Kevin McKee of Spokane. Elizabeth is in 9th grade at Mead High School and paged from January 30 to February 3.

Kaela Hill, 14, is the daughter of Christina and Michael Hill of Fairchild Air Force Base. Kaela is a 9th-grader at Cheney High School. She also paged from January 30 to February 3.

Michael Chernenko, 15, is the son of Natalya and Aleksandr Chernenko of Spokane. Michael attends Shadle Park High School and is in 10th grade. He was at the state Capitol this week – from February 26 to March 2.

The students attended page school to learn about the Legislature and sponsored mock bills with fellow students from around the state. They also distributed documents to state lawmakers throughout the Capitol campus.

Young men and women have come to Olympia to serve as legislative pages for the Washington State Legislature since 1891. Pages must be ages 14 to 16, obtain permission from their parents and schools, and have acceptable grades. Most legislative pages stay with local host families.

More information on the House Page Program can be found at:

Parker can be contacted at (360) 786-7922 or

The 2012 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn March 8.

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Contact: John Handy, Deputy Communications Director, (360) 786-5758

Representative Parker with Page Elizabeth McKee

Elizabeth McKee and Rep. Kevin Parker on the floor of the Washington State House of Representatives.

Representative Parker with Page Kaela Hill and her father

Michael Hill, Kaela Hill and Rep. Kevin Parker.


Michael Chernenko and Rep. Kevin Parker.


Washington State House Republican Communications