Gavin and Preston Furulie, two brothers from Colbert, recently traveled to Olympia and served in the state House of Representatives as pages.
The brothers are both Eagle Scouts attending Mt. Spokane High School. They are the sons of Grant and DeLori Furulie and were sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy.
Pages spend two hours each day in a classroom setting learning about the legislative process. They perform various duties including distributing intercampus mail, handing out amendments on the House floor during legislative sessions and can even take part in opening flag ceremonies.
Pages must have permission from a parent or guardian, permission from their school, and be between the ages of 14 and 16. They make $35 per day and are responsible for their own transportation and housing, although the House of Representatives provides a list of potential housing options.
For more information about the page program, call the Legislative Information Center at (360) 786-7573 or visit http://leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx
For more information about Rep. Short, visit: www.representativeshellyshort.com.
Rep. Short’s media:
Washington State House Republican Communications
461 John L. O’Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600