Mount Baker Senior High student serves as legislative page in state House of Representatives
Sumi Suda, a student at Mount Baker Senior High School, served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives Feb. 26 – March 2. She was sponsored by her 42nd District Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden.
“Pages play an important role in the efficient operation of our Legislature, especially during this time of the year when legislators are spending most of their days in floor debate,” said Buys. “It was a pleasure having Sumi in Olympia for the week to help my office and other lawmakers with important tasks, and I hope she'll continue seeking public service opportunities in the future.”
Sumi is her school's junior class president, and she enjoys reading and cheerleading.
As a page, Sumi was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. She also attended Legislative Page School during the day.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.
For more information about the House Page Program, click here.
The 2018 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn March 8.
###Washington State House Republican Communications