OLYMPIA – Ritzy Davidson, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 27, the 12th week of the 2017 Legislative Session. Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, sponsored Davidson’ week in the Legislature.“Ritzy brought a great energy to the office,” said Saldaña. “It was nice meeting her and having her help for a week. I hope she enjoyed being a page as much as we enjoyed having her.” The Senate Page Program is an important opportunity for civics education for 14 to 17 year old students in Washington state. During their week at the Capitol, pages learn about the legislative process while assisting senators and staff. They hear lectures from guest speakers, and attend page school where they create their own bills in a mock committee setting. Davidson proposed legislation that would expand transgender education. “I loved mock committee,” said Davidson. “I really liked hearing other people’s ideas and being able to do what senators do.” Pages have many responsibilities during the week that take them all around the Capitol campus and give them access to places restricted to the general public. Davidson is in the ninth grade at Roosevelt High School.

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