OLYMPIA —Boen Liu served as a page for the Washington State Senate during the third week of the 2024 legislative session. Sen. Emily Randall (D-Bremerton) sponsored his time at the Legislature.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. During a week-long interactive learning experience, students are visited by guest speakers and get to draft their own bills. Students also get to explore the Capitol Campus by delivering papers for Senate staff.

Liu, 16, is a sophomore at Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma. He enjoys playing football and running track. He is also the leader of his local boy scout troop in Gig Harbor.

Liu applied to be a page because of his interest in law and the legislative process. “I was excited to become a part of the process this week, and I was excited to meet our decision-makers in the Legislature,” he stated.

Liu enjoyed having conversations with the senators. “Talking with them was inspiring and memorable,” he said.

Pages create their own bill to be heard in a mock committee meeting. Liu decided to work on legislation that would mandate body cams for on-duty police officers.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov.