Olalla teen pages for Rep. Caldier

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Olalla teen pages for Rep. Caldier

Madisen “Maddie” Olmstead, a student at Gig Harbor High School, is serving as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard.

As a page, Maddie learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. In the Legislative Page School, students draft legislation and present their bills in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages.

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.

Maddie enjoys soccer, basketball, track, skiing, swimming, hiking and biking. She also likes to read.

Maddie is the 14-year-old daughter of Matthew and Kristen Olmstead of Olalla.

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 legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications