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Hobbs sponsors Izel Thomson as legislative page

 

March 14, 2011

Izel Thomson worked as a page for Sen. Steve Hobbs,

D-Lake Stevens, and the Washington State Senate last week in Olympia.

Izel Thomson of Lake Stevens recently spent a week as a Senate page sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens.

The daughter of Chris and Humeyra Thomson, Izel is a freshman at Cavelero Mid High School.

She competes on the swim team and is the vice president of the drama club.

In addition to normal paging duties, the students also participate in Page School, where they study the legislative process through activities such as mock bill writing.

Izel proposed a mock bill that cracks down on cyber bullying by eliminating private chat rooms and mandating monitoring in public chat rooms.

After High School, Izel wants to attend the Art Institute of Seattle and wishes to become a director or writer.

Students from schools across Washington arrive in Olympia every week to serve in the Senate Page Program at the Washington State Legislature.

Senate pages carry mail between offices and relay messages to the Senate floor. Pages attend page school while working at the legislature.

Pages also participate in mock hearings, write their own bills, and engage in debates.

For more information on how to become a Senate Page, please visit www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram.

 

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