Judy: House Page Program now accepting applications

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Christopher Judy (R-Fort Wayne) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. The program offers students 13 to 18 years old the chance to visit the Statehouse and see a full day of legislative activity.

“This program offers an outstanding opportunity for students to learn about how their government works,” said Rep. Judy.  “Student pages are also able to work directly with their representatives as well as tour the Statehouse in Indianapolis.”

In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like Governor Pence’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and both the House and Senate chambers to list a few. Pages also have the opportunity to observe floor sessions and committee meetings as well as help legislative staff members. Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

“As a freshman legislator, I strongly encourage those interested in learning more about our state government apply and take advantage of this incredible opportunity. I look forward to meeting all of the student pages this session,” said Rep. Judy.

With spots filling up fast, students who are interested in the Page Program are highly encouraged to schedule their visit quickly. Students are asked to include two separate dates to visit. Those dates should be between the first weeks of January through April. Recommended days to serve include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays.

For more information or to sign up, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.

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Rep. Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents portions of Whitley and Allen counties.