Spokane teen serves as legislative page for Rep. Shea
Marta Nelson, a junior at Northwest Christian School in Colbert, Washington, served this week as a legislative page in the Washington House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley.
As a page, Marta observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. During her week in Olympia, she also participated in legislative ceremonies and attended Page School, learning about the Legislature's role, its process and its participants.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 17. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.
Marta is the 16-year-old daughter of Steve and Carol Nelson, Spokane.
For more information about the Legislative Page Program, go to: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
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