Senator’s Daughter Serves as Page in Olympia
Olivia Braun, an eighth-grader from Chehalis Middle School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Olivia was one of 29 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2016 legislative session.
She was sponsored by her father, 20th Legislative District Sen. John Braun, deputy Senate Republican leader.
“I’m glad Livi got to spend a week at the Capitol to see what her dad is up to while we’re in session,” said Braun, R-Centralia.
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
“I liked running notes across the campus to all the different senators and being on the floor,” said Olivia about some of her favorite parts of participating in the Senate Page Program.
Braun enjoys playing softball, soccer and volleyball, and reading.
Braun, 14, is the daughter of John and Marlo Braun, of Centralia.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/.