High School students urged to join Iowa House, Senate Page program

Amber WilliamsEditor

Rep. Ralph Watts (R-Adel) today released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate employ Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as pages for the legislative session which begins in January.

A Page’s duties vary only slightly for the House compared to the Senate. Generally, pages provide invaluable assistance with tasks such as the switchboard, delivering messages, distributing legislation, assisting committee chairpersons or sorting amendments. Pages are paid a wage, but many schools grant credit for a student’s work in the Legislature.

“I hope area students will apply to serve as Legislative Pages. It is a worthwhile opportunity for students to gain real world experiences,” said Rep. Watts.

The application for the 2016 Legislative Page Program is due no later than Friday, Oct. 9. To receive more information or an application, visit: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/agencies/careers/page.