Ubelhor: House Page Program now accepting applications

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) is encouraging Hoosier 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.

“The Page Program offers an exciting opportunity to learn about state government and see firsthand how a bill becomes law,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “Being able to see firsthand a full day of legislative activity is a unique experience they will never forget.”

In addition to visiting the Statehouse, pages have the opportunity to tour locations like Governor Pence’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court and both the House and Senate chambers to list a few. Pages also have the opportunity to observe floor sessions and committee meetings as well as help legislative staff members. Students who serve as pages are excused from school for the day and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Statehouse.

“Our community is home to some of the brightest students, and I look forward to interacting with those that participate in the program,” said Rep. Ubelhor. “I encourage students to take full advantage of this incredible learning opportunity.”

With spots filling up fast, students who are interested in the Page Program are highly encouraged to schedule their visit quickly. Students are asked to include two separate dates to visit. Those dates should be between the first weeks of January through April. Recommended days to serve include Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays when the House is in session. There are no pages on Fridays.

For more information or to sign up, please visit www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/off_cms/page or call 1-800-382-9841.

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Rep. Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) represents the majority of Greene County and portions of Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties. He serves as a member of the Ways and Means, Public Policy and the Natural Resources committees.