Rep. Smaltz invites students to page at the Statehouse

Rep. Smaltz invites students to page at the Statehouse

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, December 21, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 21, 2018) – State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) encourages students who want to learn more about state government to participate in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2019 legislative session.

According to Smaltz, students 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, and learning about the legislative process.

“Serving as a page offers unique opportunities to observe the workings of the Indiana legislature in person,” Smaltz said. “Oftentimes, pages hear lively debates over various proposals for new laws. By listening to those debates, students can learn how opposing viewpoints can be expressed in a thoughtful manner.”

The 2019 legislative session begins Thursday, Jan. 3, and must conclude by April 30. Pages are able to select from available dates during that time period.

“With the application process now open, the page office sees quite an influx of activity and available openings fill up quickly,” Smaltz said. “I recommend those interested to take some time during this holiday break and get your application submitted.”

Smaltz said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can participate together.

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

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State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52,

which includes DeKalb County and portions of Allen and Steuben counties.

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