Codi Bieker, of W.F. West High School, paged in the Washington state House of Representatives Jan. 23 through Jan. 27. She was sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama.
Codi paged during the third week of the 105-day legislative session. She assisted the Washington state House of Representatives with duties on the chamber floor, made deliveries throughout the Capitol campus and supported member offices. Codi also attended Page School to learn more about the Legislature.
“Codi did a great job helping legislators and the legislative process,” Orcutt saud. “It was great to visit with her, to show her how the Legislature functions, and answer any questions she had about the Legislature.”
To serve as a page for the Washington state House of Representatives, students must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday. However, the Legislature is making a one-time exception this year. The weeks of Feb. 5-10 and April 2-7 will be designated for students who are 17 to 18 years old and were unable to previously participate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pages work a 40-hour week, earn a stipend of $50 a day, and can also earn up to 20 hours of community service. Learn more at https://leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/default.aspx.