MacEwen proud to have son participate in House Page Program

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, was proud to have his son, Christian MacEwen, serve as a page from Feb. 10 through Feb. 15. Christian, 14, is MacEwen’s youngest son. Christian attends Oakland Bay Junior High in Mason County. Christian is also a graduate of the U.S. Space Academy in Mobile, AL.

“I really loved having Christian here and having him see what my job is all about. He really gained a lot from the program and has the potential to use this experience to broaden his horizons. During his week at the State Capitol, he was an asset to me and the entire legislature,” MacEwen said. “He did a great job and seeing Christian serving as a page reminds me of why my involvement in public service is so important.”

During his week in Olympia, Christian attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. As part of his page duties, Christian visited the caucus, navigated the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. And, at the end of the week he sponsored a mock bill to raise the bar in education by allowing courses needed for graduation to be taught sooner and to younger age students.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

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. For more information about the legislative page program, visit: