Spend a day at the Statehouse with Rep. Saunders

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Wednesday, January 4, 2017

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 4, 2017) — Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program, according to State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville).

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

“Spending a day at the Statehouse and on the House floor is an exceptional opportunity for young Hoosiers,” Saunders said. “I strongly encourage local students to apply for this unique experience to get a closer look at how elected officials serve their community.”

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. Saunders said student pages receive an excused absence from school.

Saunders also said the 2017 session began 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 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may be scheduled to page on Wednesdays.

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State Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents House District 54, which includes all of Henry County, and parts of Rush and Wayne counties.

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