Skykomish high school student serves as House page for Rep. Carolyn Eslick

Skykomish high school student, Mason Weidman, traveled to Olympia this week to serve as a page for the Washington House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his grandmother, 39th District Rep. Carolyn Eslick.

Mason’s observed the Legislature in action and was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. He also attended Legislative Page School during the day. Each week students participate in mock committee meetings and learn about the inner-workings of state government.

“I would definitely recommend paging,” said Mason. “At first I wasn’t sure, but I’m glad I did it because I’ve learned so much and made a lot of cool friends.”

Mason, 15, recently moved to Washington from Montana. He attends Skykomish High School. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and going to the movies with his friends. Mason appreciated the opportunity to work alongside his grandmother.

“It was such an honor to work with my grandson this week,” said Eslick, R-Sultan. “It’s inspiring to see these young pages involved in our legislative process.”

Since 1891, students from around the state apply to participate in the Legislative page program. Pages earn $35 per day while serving as a page. To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.


Washington State House Republican Communications