Home-schooled sisters serve as pages in the Legislature


CONTACT: Kurt Hammond, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7794
                  Rep. Hans Zeiger – (360) 786-7968

Home-schooled sisters, Abby and Emily Ashcraft, paged in the state House of Representatives March 24 – 29. They were sponsored by 25th District Rep. Hans Zeiger. Abby, 16, and Emily, 15, are the daughters of Timothy and Kathleen Ashcraft of Puyallup.

“Emily is unusually engaged in civic activities, so serving as a page was something she'd been looking forward to for some time. The same is true for Abby – she did a great job as a page, and I could tell she enjoyed her time in Olympia,” Zeiger, R-Puyallup. “Abby and Emily Ashcraft are smart young people who are very involved in our community and want to make a difference. I commend them for their interest in public service and hope they'll keep at it for years to come.”

During their week in Olympia, Abby and Emily attended page school every day to better understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. They also served an important role in the Legislature delivering documents to legislators and staff on the floor of the House and throughout the Capitol campus.

Each week, students 14- to 16-years-old from across the state serve in the legislative page program. They must have a legislative member as a sponsor, as well as permission from their school and parents. To learn more about the page program, visit the Web site.


PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Zeiger on the floor of the House of Representatives with Abby and Emily Ashcraft.


Washington State House Republican Communications