Rep. Andrew Barkis sponsors Olympia teen as page in House of Representatives

Alexandra Bunn, a student from Evergreen Christian School, 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.

As a page, Alexandra 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 a day, she attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week’s end, Alexandra had the opportunity to co-write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of her fellow pages.

“It was an absolute privilege to sponsor Alexandra,” said Barkis. “The page program is so important as it teaches students how our state government operates. Civic education is an important aspect of our state’s curriculum. I truly hope she enjoyed her experience with us in the Legislature.”

Alexandra is the daughter of Tammy and Alex Bunn. She enjoys playing the piano, dancing, baking, drawing and reading. Her grandfather is Ralph Munro. Her twin sister also served as a House page.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spent a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 a day while serving in the program.

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.


Washington State House Republican Communications