Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Carbaugh

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Friday, January 6, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 6, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne).

While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. Pages also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important policy issues.

“The House Page Program is an excellent way for students to watch the legislative process,” Carbaugh said. “This educational experience is one I highly recommend for students in Allen County.”

Pages are also assigned age-appropriate tasks like delivering important messages and sorting files. To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18, which is typically grades 6-12. Carbaugh said student pages receive an excused absence from school.

Carbaugh also said the 2017 session begins on Jan. 4, and page positions fill quickly. To apply, visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/pageprogram or call 800-382-9841.

Those students who wish to page together should note that on their individual applications. House pages are scheduled for Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Large groups like Boys and Girls Scout Clubs may be scheduled to page on Wednesdays.

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) serves as Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. Carbaugh represents House District 81, which includes portions of Allen County.

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