Mayfield invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 18, 2018) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) is encouraging Hoosier students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

According to Mayfield, 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 like the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate Chambers, and learning about the legislative process.

“The page program is one of the best student opportunities that takes place during the legislative session,” Mayfield said. “Participants learn about the role of a state representative, interact with legislators and staff members, and even help with important tasks on the House floor. The experience really enhances their understanding of state government and hopefully plants the seeds of engagement.  Because there is limited space in the program, I encourage local students to apply for this unique experience as soon as possible.”

Mayfield 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. For more information and to sign up, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or call 800-382-9841.

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

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State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60,

which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties.

She is the assistant majority floor leader and serves

on the House Ways and Means, Public Policy and Insurance committees.

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