Local students serve as Indiana House pages

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 7, 2014 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) met with local students yesterday who served as Indiana House pages during the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse, experience a full day of legislative activity and meet their state representative.

“The page program is an excellent way to see firsthand how the legislative process works, meet local lawmakers and get a behind-the-scenes perspective of how bills become laws,” said Rep. Gutwein. “It was great to spend the day with students from our community, and I commend them for taking an interest in state government at such a young age. I know this experience had a positive impact on their lives as well as my own.”

On session days, pages experience how a bill becomes a law as they watch legislators on the House floor debate issues. Students also have the chance to tour the Statehouse, see where the governor works and observe floor sessions of the House, Senate and Supreme Court chambers.

The Indiana House Page Program is an educational way for students to gain a better understanding of the lawmaking process by meeting their State Representative and witnessing how laws are made firsthand.  It is an exciting experience that comes highly recommended.

Visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans for additional information about Rep. Gutwein.