Judah Cushman serves as page for Sen. MacEwen

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Judah Cushman, a homeschooled 9th grader from Rochester, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Cushman was one of 13 students who served as a Senate page for the first week of the 2024 Legislative session.

He was sponsored by 35th Legislative District Sen. Drew MacEwen, who represents Mason, and parts of Thurston and Kitsap Counties.

“Judah did an excellent job paging,” MacEwen said. “I was excited and honored that he chose to be a part of this opportunity and learn more about the legislative process.”

The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.

“I really enjoyed learning in detail the legislative process and how bills are written because I didn’t know how in-depth it is,” Judah said. He also stated his favorite part was doing the deliveries because it felt important to him.

Cushman, 14, enjoys playing the violin, reading, and hiking. His parents are Joe and Erika Cushman.

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