Kristiansen hosts Snohomish student as page
Marc Langstaff recently spent a week away from the usual day-to-day activities of a high school student. Instead of reporting to his freshman class at Academy Northwest in Snohomish, he went to work at the state Capitol, serving as a page for the Washington House of Representatives.
To be selected as a page, applicants must be sponsored by an elected official. In Marc's case, Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, made the recommendation and sponsored him.
Upon arriving in Olympia, Marc had the opportunity to meet with Kristiansen. Throughout the rest of his week-long visit, Marc carried out several important assignments, including working on the floor of the House of Representatives. His job was to transfer information and notes to members at their desks on the House floor. This gave Marc an up-close look into the procedures that took place in the House chamber while members debated legislation. The 15-year-old also spent time attending page school where he continued to learn more about the legislative process.
Although his work at the Capitol was a new experience for Marc, he was already somewhat familiar with the routine. A couple years ago, his older brother, Andrew, also served as a page.
After hours, Marc and several other pages enjoyed playing video games, and one night, they even went bowling.
In school, Marc most enjoys art class. Whenever he gets the chance, he also takes advantage of the snow-covered mountains in the 39th District by snowboarding.
Marc is the son of Jim and Nan Langstaff of Snohomish.
For more information about the House page program, go to: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
PHOTO: Legislative page Marc Langstaff with Rep. Dan Kristiansen.
###Washington State House Republican Communications