Leonard invites students to page at the Statehouse

Leonard invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Thursday, January 16, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 16, 2020) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) encourages Hoosier students interested in state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2020 legislative session.

According to Leonard, students ages 13 to 18 can spend a day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis assisting House legislators and staff, and touring the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and the House and Senate chambers. He said it is also an opportunity to witness the legislative process in person, including debates on various proposals for new laws.

“The program offers a glimpse of the lawmaking process, and hopefully inspires students to engage in their government,” Leonard said. “I am always encouraged each year by the amount of students interested in how laws work, and the page program is a valuable experience. Spots fill quickly, so those wishing to participate should sign up soon.”

Leonard said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together. Students are responsible for their own lunch expenses and transportation to and from the Statehouse. Opportunities to serve as a page include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during the legislative session, which concludes by March 14. For more information and to sign up, visit IndianaHouseRepublicans.com/PageProgram or call 800-382-9841.

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State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) represents House District 50, which
includes all of Huntington County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.

Click here for a high-resolution photo of Leonard.