Boehnke sponsors three local high school students as House pages

During this year's 60-day legislative session, Rep. Matt Boehnke has sponsored three local high school students as pages in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Zoe Pfeifer attends Delta High School. Her interests include playing tennis, attending medical camps, and serving in her local church.

“Zoe was a great addition to my legislative team,” said Boehnke. “We had a number of really good conversations about state government, and the work we do here in the Legislature to help our local cities and counties. I wouldn't be surprised to see her run for office one day. She is a true leader!”

Bailie Jansons attends Richland High School. She plays violin and viola, and enjoys reading, writing, and bird watching. She also loves spending time with her family.

“Bailie was an inspiration to me throughout her week here at the Capitol,” added Boehnke. “She's smart, works hard, and questions everything, which is a good thing. I know she has an extremely bright future ahead in any career field she chooses.”

Gemma Cannon-Green attends Hanford High School. She's a violinist in the school's chamber orchestra and a member of the varsity golf team. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, writing and surfing.

“It was awesome to see how much Gemma enjoyed serving as a page. Every day, she had a smile on her face and a spring in her step,” said Boehnke. “Her commitment to participating in everything she could showcased a strong work ethic and a can-do attitude that will serve her well as she goes forward in life.”

During their respective weeks serving as pages in the House, the students attended page school every day to learn about the three branches of state government, the lawmaking process, and the importance of civil discourse. They also carried out a number of duties critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

Rep. Boehnke with Delta High School student and House Page Zoe Pfeifer

Rep. Boehnke with Richland High School student and House Page Bailie Jansons

Rep. Boehnke with Hanford High School student and House Page Gemma Cannon-Green


Washington State House Republican Communications