Burton and Young: Local representatives invite students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:55 pm

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2018) — Local lawmakers are encouraging students to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session.

State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) said pages have an opportunity to tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.

“Paging with the House of Representatives gives students the opportunity to visit the Statehouse and see their elected officials in action,” Burton said. “I encourage all students to apply to be a page and join legislators on the House floor during the upcoming session.” 

According to State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin), applicants need to be between the ages of 13 and 18. He said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together.

“Being in the Statehouse during session is a great first step for students to get involved in our community,” Young said. “The page program offers students the opportunity to interact with elected officials and get a closer look at how laws are made in Indiana. Any students interested in state government should apply soon.” 

Students are encouraged to apply early because of the short session, as well as the limited amount of page positions. The 2018 legislative session began Wednesday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by March 14.

To apply online, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or call 800-382-9841. 


State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) represents a portion of Johnson County.

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

State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin) represents portions of Johnson and Morgan Counties.

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