Rep. Jesse Young sponsors Port Orchard teen as page in the state House

Isaiah Donahue, a student from Port Orchard, traveled to Olympia to spend time on the Capitol campus to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, was Isaiah's legislative sponsor.

As a page, Isaiah learned to navigate the many buildings around the Capitol, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and assisted on the House floor. A few hours a day, Isaiah attended page school to learn and understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. By week's end, Isaiah had the opportunity to co-write a bill for a mock committee hearing in front of his fellow pages.

“It was an honor and privilege to sponsor Isaiah,” said Young. “Civic education is an important aspect of our state's curriculum. The page program gives students, like Isaiah, hands-on experience on how their state government operates. It is the best learning experience, and I truly hope he enjoyed his time in the House.”

Isaiah is the son of Naomi and Roland Truitt. Outside of school, he enjoys reading books and playing video games with his friends. Isaiah is homeschooled in the South Kitsap area.

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.

Rep. Jesse Young sponsors page, Isaiah Donahue


Washington State House Republican Communications