Rep. Jim Walsh sponsors Capital High School student as House page

Madison Yackley, a student from Capital High School, served in Olympia as a page for the state House of Representatives last week. She was sponsored by 19th District Rep. Jim Walsh.

“I would like to thank Madison for her service this week,” said Walsh. “She did an excellent job. I hope her experience at the Legislature leads to a lifelong inspiration to be involved in civic life.”

Madison is the daughter of Chris Yackley and Emily Kok. When she is not in school, she enjoys playing volleyball, photography and writing short stories. As part of her page duties for the week, she learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus by delivering messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

“This is a unique experience,” said Madison. “I like working on the House floor the best. Your always busy. It’s fun getting to meet new friends and talk to the representatives.”

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 to 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.

CAPTION: House page Madison Yackley and Rep. Jim Walsh talking on the House floor, 2017 session.

CAPTION: Rep. Jim Walsh and House page Madison Yackley, February 28, 2017



Washington State House Republican Communications