Aven Bordsen and RJ Montoure, eighth graders at Blaine Middle School, served as pages in the Washington State Senate the week of Jan. 30th, 2023. Sen. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) sponsored their week at the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. During the week-long interactive learning experience, students get a first-hand look at the legislative process and get to explore the Capitol campus by assisting senators and their staff. Along with the practical experience, pages are also taught about state government by staff and by guest speakers. Bordsen and Montoure were both recommended to the program by their civic teacher, and both enjoyed their experience. Montoure said that his favorite part of ...Read More
Sen. Sharon Shewmake was sworn into office on Dec. 9, 2022 and is the first Democrat to represent the 42nd District in two decades. She serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and on the Senate Housing Committee and the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee.
Read Sharon’s full biography here.