House page program now accepting pages for 2013 session
STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) is encouraging local 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 is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in state government and see what a day in the Legislature is really like,” Rep. Carbaugh said. “I look forward to seeing some Fort Wayne students at the Statehouse taking advantage of this fantastic program.”
Along with visiting the capitol building and touring such locations as the governor's office, the chambers of the Indiana House and Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, pages get the chance to witness floor sessions and committee meetings and help staff members.
Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day. Pages are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.
Interested students are encouraged to schedule their visit quickly, as spots fill up fast. Pages are asked to include two different dates when they can come to the Statehouse between the first week in January through April. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the best days to serve. There are no pages on Fridays. To sign up, visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.
State Rep. Martin Carbaugh serves as Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. Rep. Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.