Rep. Bartels invites students to the Statehouse

Posted by: Victoria Klimczak  | Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:41 am

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2018) — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Pages have an opportunity to join Bartels during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.

“The best way to learn is through experience,” Bartels said. “The page program is all about seeing the legislative process firsthand. It’s a great way to learn how laws are made and a unique experience I believe students will remember for a long time.”

To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Bartels said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together.

The 2018 legislative session began Wednesday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by March 14. Bartels said page positions fill quickly and encouraged participants to apply early online at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram  or by calling 800-382-9841.

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State Rep. Steve Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,

which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.

A high resolution photo of Bartels can be downloaded by clicking here.