Bartholomew County lawmakers invite students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, December 21, 2018 10:56 am

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Reps. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) encourage students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

According to Lauer, those who are between the ages of 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis helping staff and local legislators, touring government offices, and learning about the legislative process.

“The page program is an exciting and educational experience for students,” Lauer said. “Participants have the opportunity to see the inner workings of state government while watching session take place and interacting with lawmakers. I hope to see many inclusive students from Bartholomew County at the Statehouse this year.”

Lucas said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together.

“It is always great to have pages join us on the House floor for session,” Lucas said. “They get to participate in activities like helping legislative staff with various tasks, running messages to legislators in the House Chamber and touring the Statehouse.”

For more information and to sign up, visit or call 800-382-9841.

The 2019 legislative session begins Thursday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by April 30.


State Rep. Ryan Lauer (R-Columbus) represents House District 59,

which includes portions of Bartholomew County.

A high-resolution photo of Lauer can be downloaded by clicking here.


State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo.