Rep. Van Werven sponsors local student as page in state House
Home-schooled student Nick Mutchler traveled to Olympia last week to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 42nd District Rep. Luanne Van Werven.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, where they learn the inner workings of state government, and assist legislators on the House floor. Students also draft legislation and present their bills in a mock committee hearing to fellow pages.
“I am always excited when young people from Whatcom County come to page in Olympia. Nick did fantastic work as a page. He has a strong work ethic,” said Van Werven, R-Lynden. “It was great to see him express such an interest in the Legislature. I could see public service being in his future. Nick felt paging was a very worthwhile experience and he made many new friends.”
Nick is the son of Ferndale Mayor Jon Mutchler and Diane Mutchler. He is the first of his seven siblings to serve as a page. He is a student leader in his youth group at Ferndale Alliance Church. Nick also works for the Ferndale Record Journal.
Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. 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