Parker sponsors Colbert student as page in House of Representatives
Cade Percival-Delford, a student at Mt. Spokane High School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 21 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 6th district Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane.
“I was honored to sponsor Cade as a page,” said Parker. “I am grateful for his hard work and I hope he had a great time experiencing the Legislature first-hand. I hope he will go home and share what he learned in our community, having been a part of his state government for a week.”
The son of mother Kim Sain, Cade enjoys baseball and fishing, as well as spending quality time with friends. While in Olympia, Cade attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. He was able to observe what he learned in practice: assisting Representatives during debate on legislation and delivering documents to legislators and staff spread across the Capitol campus. At the end of the week, Cade presented a bill he had written regarding abortion to a group of fellow pages in a mock committee process.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students like Cade 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, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications