West Richland teen serves as page in state House of Representatives

Brie Riggs, a student at Enterprise Middle School, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Skyler Rude was her legislative sponsor.

“It was a great pleasure sponsoring Brie,” said Rude, R-Walla Walla. “She’s a great kid and politically engaged. I hope she enjoyed her week at the Capitol making new friends and learning the ropes at the Legislature. I know she represented the 16th District well.”

As a page, Brie learned to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol campus, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisted on the House floor. She attended page school each day to learn and understand the operations of the Legislature.

“The Washington Legislature is one of the few legislative bodies that still offers a page program,” continued Rude. “Civic education is an important part of our state’s curriculum. The best way to see how our government works is through hands-on experience. Brie had the opportunity to learn by serving.”

Brie is the daughter of Aaron and Monica Riggs of West Richland. Her interests and hobbies include competitive swim team, school wrestling, reading, baking and cooking, and learning new things.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government, and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $50 a day and can earn up to 20 hours of community service while serving in the program.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. For more information about the House page program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications