Silverdale student serves as page in state House of Representatives

Chase Galvan, a student from Central Kitsap High School, traveled to Olympia April 20-24 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 26th District Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard.

“The page program provides a unique opportunity for students to be involved in the Legislature, and I was glad to sponsor Chase,” said Caldier, R-Port Orchard. “I hope he had a great time, made some lifelong friends and learned a lot about his government. I’m grateful for his service in Olympia.”

Chase participates in football, wrestling and track at school. He is also close to earning his Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts. He is the son of Jose and Jennifer Galvan of Silverdale. During his time as a page, Chase attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of a mock bill with other students addressing capital punishment.

As part of his page duties, Chase learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative 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, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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