Rep. Andrew Barkis sponsors Lacey teen to serve as page in state House

Jordanna Francis, a student from Hope's Anchor Academy, had the opportunity to spend time on the Capitol campus recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis.

“It was an honor to sponsor Jordanna as a House page. I enjoyed getting to know her. She has a great passion for learning,” said Barkis. “Civic education is an important aspect of our state's curriculum. Instead of learning about state government from a book or classroom, Jordanna had the opportunity to learn by serving. This hands-on experience is like no other. I hope she enjoyed her experience. Maybe we will see her in state government one day.”

Jordanna is the daughter of Charlotte and Alan Francis. In her free time, she loves to play guitar, sing and act. She also likes to read, babysit, attend youth group, and breed fish.

As a page, Jordanna learned to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisted on the House floor. A few hours each day, she attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week's end, she had the opportunity to co-write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of her fellow pages.

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. For more information about the House page program, click here.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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