The Indiana House of Representatives offers a unique hands-on learning experience through its page program. Hoosier students can learn how laws are made and how to get involved in government and public service. I encourage all interested students from our community to participate.
Hoosiers aged 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis assisting House legislators and staff, and touring government offices. In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages can tour locations like Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and both the Indiana House and Senate chambers. Pages also assist lawmakers during session and in committee meetings, as well as help legislative staff members with day-to-day tasks.
Indiana’s 2020 legislative session kicked off this week, and must conclude by mid-March. Pages can pick available dates during that timeframe. Openings fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply soon.
Participants receive an excused absence from school, and groups can participate together.
Each session, I look forward to meeting all the student pages who participate in the program from our community. This is a unique opportunity to visit and learn about the Statehouse, and I hope that many students can take advantage.
I highly recommend this program to those interested in state government or learning more about the legislative process. Every session, students who participate in the program say it was an invaluable experience they will never forget.
For more information and to apply for the Indiana House Page Program, visit www.IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/PageProgram or call 800-382-9841.
State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.
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