Rep. Liz Pike sponsors Ridgefield high schooler as state House page
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Freshman Jake Milanowski recently traveled north to Olympia to serve a week as a page in the state House of Representatives. Sponsored by his 18th District Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, Jake spent the week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. He is the son of Jim and Erica Milanowski who reside in Ridgefield.
At the end of his week in Olympia, Jake applied his new knowledge and experiences to co-write legislation which he and another page presented to their fellow pages in a mock committee hearing. Focusing on privacy concerns raised by body camera use by requiring the officers to offer to turn off body cameras when inside private residences, Jake convinced the page committee to pass his bill.
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, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
For more information about Rep. Pike, visit: www.representativelizpike.com
###Washington State House Republican Communications