Lawin Serves as Page for Sen. Drew MacEwen

Lilly Lawin and Drew MacEwen

OLYMPIA… Lilly Lawin, an 8th grader at Oakland Bay Junior High from Shelton, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawin was one of 21 students who served in the Senate during the sixth week of the 2024 legislative session.

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

“It was such a privilege to be a part of Lilly’s experience here as a page and I am so happy she decided to learn more about the legislative process because she did an amazing job,” said MacEwen.

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 committee.

“One thing I will take away from this experience is the people I met and the relationships I have built due to this amazing opportunity,” said Lawin. She also stated she is striving to become a surgeon and hopes to be in the running start program to help her do so.

Lawin, 14, has enjoyed playing the bass in her school band for the past two years and enjoys learning more about the legislative process. Lilly’s parents are Brandon and Casey Lawin as well as Marissa DeMiero of Shelton.

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